A little knowledge goes a long way, or so it seems.
When speaking to a 7 year old boy post-surgery, it helps if you know a little (or a lot in my case) about Star Wars.
His parents accused us of speaking in tongues, but it put a smile on my face for the rest of the day!
I even managed to get him to tell me about his surgery, which was a rather delicate concept for a 7 year old boy, and he waved me goodbye as I left his bedside.
It's given me a rather warm feeling inside....now let's see how long that lasts for.