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August 15, 2010


No doubt. "As hard as it is, you end up wishing it were that easy." - Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment

Indeed. I think one of the tougher things about being a parent is trying to explain to your child things that you really don't understand yourself. They are so good at cutting through all the easy, convenient tropes we use to answer the difficult questions.
But, at the same time, their sense of wonder over things that seem mundane to adults makes up for all the hard questions.

Wow. As always you said it better than any of us. Ironically, spending lots of time in a garden and at farms with kids seems to bring this topic up more than I had ever, ever anticipated. I still haven't figured out the right answer on this one-esp. an answer that doesn't scare my kids! Hopefully they will just keep picking tomatoes.

I have not done wiell with this particular topic either. Unfortunately, my daughter (5 y/o) has lost 3 people. Both of my husband's parents and a beloved teacher. I tried to go with the heaven explanation -- The go to heaven to be with God and they're not sick or hurt any more. . . .Blah.

Now she tells everyone they are not allowed to go to heaven. Ask her why and she'll tell you that people that go to heaven never come back. :(

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