I was speaking to my first grader about his day at school as we made the short drive to pick up my daughter from pre-K. I asked him the simple question, “What was your favorite part of the day?” to which he answered something about enjoying lunchtime. A quiet minute passed – no more than that – and then the following conversation ensued.
Bear: “Mom, when you’re dead, remember these good times that we had. Because these are the good times, and you need to know that I’ll always love you forever and forever. Even when you’re dead.”
Me: “Um… thank you? I think?”
Bear: “And you know, I’m always with you, wherever you are. Even when we’re apart, I’m with you.”
Me: “That’s sweet, honey. And I’m always with you.”
Bear: “I know, Mommy. Even when you’re dead.”
I’m trying to focus on the good in this.