Friday, January 02, 2009

Heartbreaking and/or creepy-when-your-baby-claims-psychic-powers discussions about death

Sam: "Mommy, why do you have to die?"

me: "huh? If I have my way, I'm not going to die for a long, long, long time honey. So don't worry about it."

Sam: "but when are you going to die?"

me: "Maybe when I'm 100?"

Sam: "But *why* do you have to die?"

me: "Because we *all* die someday. but, again, not planning on anything. you've got nothing to worry about for, like, 70 years!"

Sam: "But I don't want to die, either."

me: "Honey, you're probably not going to die for like, 90 years. you're four now. Do you know how many 90 is compared to four? Let's count. 1-2-3-4..." [we do get to ninety.][eventually]

Sam: [quivering lip][starting to cry] "But, mommy, if you die, I won't have a mommy anymore!"

me: "Yes you will. I'll just be a ghost and I'll haunt you until you come to heaven with me."

Sam: [doesn't find this funny][cries harder][big tragic tear drops]

me: "Oh, just come hug me baby."


AzĂșcar said...

I had pretty much this exact conversation with my barely five year old a couple days ago. Maybe a memo went out.

Elise said...

I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. Thank you I needed it.

Trisha said...

Poor little guy! Wouldn't you just love to crawl inside there head to see the world the way they do, it all seems so strange!