Friday, July 29, 2011

Deep Conversations with a 3 Year Old

Yes. It have been sweet forever since I have written last. In fact it's been over two months since I did an acceptable post. Whew. And I still have written about all the changes going on in our family. And, well, I'm not going to do that today either. So you'll just have to wait.

But, what I will enlighten you with is a precious conversation that I had with Kaiden yesterday on our drive to Trader Joe's. See they have a story hour every Thursday morning where the lady reads two books (always with a relation to food in them) and provides a snack. Which, of course, always correlates to the story and food reference. It's brilliant. The kids love it. And I do too, cause they hold the story time right in the area where they do the demos of food, drinks and coffee. So, while they are sitting quietly listening to their story I am stuffing my face with the deliciousness that TJ's has to offer and getting my caffeine fix on a cup of morning joe. All for FREE! Have you ever tried Trader Joe's coffee? It's brilliant. Simply brilliant.

Anyway, on the way to story time we wind through a section of Valley Forge Park that runs along a river. Well, stream, but details. It's pretty heavily wooded in this particular area and there are a number of trees and branches along the road that have fallen down. Kaiden always asks me why they have fallen. Every. single. time. But yesterdays conversation took a turn into the deep areas that I didn't think I would have to venture to for quite some time.

Kaiden: "Why are the trees on the ground mommy?"
Me: "Because sometimes they die and fall over."
Kaiden: "Why do they die?"
Me: "Everything dies eventually, buddy."
Kaiden: "But, I don't want to die."
Me: "Well, you won't die for a LONG time. But we all die. The best part is that when we die, we get to go to heaven. Do you remember who lives in heaven?"
Kaiden: "God."
Me: "God. That's right. So, it won't be bad to die since we will be in heaven with God."
Kaiden: "But, I don't really want to die. Maybe you should tell God that I don't want to die. Mommy, maybe you should just call God on the phone."
Me: "I can't call God, buddy. But you can always talk to God when you pray."
Kaiden: "Why do we pray?"
Me: "Well, if you want to tell God something you pray."
Kaiden: "Or when we want Him to protect us?"
Me: "Yes. That's right. Oh look, here we are! Let's go!" (Phew!)

Be still my heart. That kid cracks me up!