This conversation happened in our minivan after church yesterday. Dad was driving. We weren't talking about death and dying. I think we were actually on the topic of fishing!! But here's how it went:
Liam: Hey mom? Ya know how sometimes we see like a video or something of a bird runnin' into a window or something..and it's funny...like on the funniest home videos show? And we laugh and stuff?!
Liam: well, I think that is so funny...but when I see a dead bird it makes me sad.
Me: (thinking awwww....what a sensitive kid...) Yeah bud. Whenever something or someone dies, it usually makes us sad for a bit. Death is a pretty sad thing.
Liam: If Dad ever died, I would be REALLY sa...noooo...I would just dig a hole and live with him. (big sigh...)
That was the best "i love you" I've ever heard from a thoughtful 6yo!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Yesterday in between all of the running around, we found about an hour to stop at the city park and "fish". I use quotations because, I really don't think there are many fish in this pond...and I don't think either of my boys kept their lines quiet/still long enough to catch anything...and there was way too much activity for any serious fishing to happen...but to my 6 and 9 yo sons, "Mom took us fishing!!" I pulled out my lawn chair and baited hooks and fixed reels and watched the ducks. It was no big deal...but it was HUGE at the same time!