Wednesday, October 15, 2008

And the Goldfish Will Die Too

Yesterday after school I was walking home with my kids and Little B was jabbering on about something (I hate to admit it but sometimes I do tune him out) when he points a man walking by and asks loudly
"Mommy will that man die?"
"Uh yes." I stammer, "everyone dies."
B shakes his head solemnly, "when you die you don't get up right?"
"Uh nope. " I begin to mumble something about heaven and wings when I realize I've lost him. He sits in the stroller lost in thought. "Mommy is that girl going to die?"
"Yup someday."
"Is that dog gonna die?"
"How about that tree?"
"And that bike?"
"No not the bike"
"And that lady?"
"Uh huh"
"And that kid?"
"And what about that..."
"Boy" says a passing man as my little grim reaper points his bony finger in his general direction "that is one depressing kid."

Thats me boy!


Not Your Aunt Bea said...

It's funny what kids lock into. Miss A right now is always wanting to know where everyone is going. I guess she's a nosy kid!

We are THAT Family said...

Cute! In a morbid-sort-of-way.

I hope you're doing better!

Tales From the Eurovan said...

People dying is a tough concept to explain to kids, partly because it's so hard for us as parents!
Take care,

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

That's funny - kids get fixated on the strangest things.

adrienne said...

Funny! It was good news for the bike, anyway!

Mandy said...

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Vered - MomGrind said...


Well, I think every child goes through this.

Heck, I'm an adult (obviously) and it's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE.

honeywine said...

WOW... LOL I'm glad I wasn't passing by him! I bet he freaked a few superstitious people out!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

if i see him on the street, im running to avoid that finger of death. lol

docgrumbles said...

depressing yet funny at the same time to me

Tina said...

haha i prob would have only answered first few questions then said shut up if it was mine lol

kids ask the most complicated questions dont they!

forgetfulone said...

Kids are so curious and so nonchalant about things.

April said...

it's a crazy thing this, death.

Heather said...

You're more patient than me. I would have answered the first 3 or 4 times, and after that I would have told him to zip it!

Death is a tough concept for kids...and grown-ups too.

Madge said...

we've been having the death conversations around here for quite awhile..... takes a long time to get your head around it.....

Stacey / Create a Balance said...

I can relate. My son is 4 and I hear that too. Simply Amazing.

TattingChic said...

He sounds like a deep kid, too! :)

tiff said...

He's just processing things.
Morbid, no.

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Dang! What's up with that stranger's commentary. Of course I would have said the same thing.

I used to get those "Is God stronger than a rhino" questions from my son. Now it's, can I drive?

Kmommy said...


Valarie said...

Well he just needed to know these things :) When L.L. starts in on this kind of subject it usually ends in him in tears yelling I don't want you to die. Why did the dog have to die! I miss Sadie (the dog)! It happens everytime.

Misty said...

We can always count on our kids for a mood lifter! So cute!

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