Friday, October 09, 2009

Bedtime Call Down

Just as Bryce was about to settle down and actually go to sleep, Jason hears him call down to him,

"Daddy, when you die, I'm going to miss you."

That's it, very matter of factly, no sadness. Jason kind of laughed and told him he hoped that wouldn't be for a very long time. No other utterances from Bryce and he was asleep.

We get a lot of those kind of weird death things from time to time. Often the kids will be playing some kind of make believe family type game and it always comes up that someone's parents died. I don't know if they've been watching too many Disney movies (they haven't) or what. The only death that has been apparent to them have been my grandmother this past spring who they didn't know that well and a bunch of pets of their grandparents.

I am always fascinated how matter of fact kids are about it without any sadness or hesitation.


Anonymous said...

I think they are thinking about it and think if they express out loud that they don't want it to happen or how they feel about it, then you will know their thoughts. Bryce probably is thinking a chain of thoughts as he's laying there and it just pops up in is little head. I know he can be trying but he's so precious!

Jammie J. said...

Bryce is so sweet...

Just a story sparked off of yours. I went to an amusement park with my girlfriend and her 3 yr. old daughter. It was hot, over 100°, and her little girl asked to be carried. My friend replied, "Not right now, I'm seriously dying over here!!" Waved her hands to fan herself.

A half hour later, after we'd pet the baby cougars, drunk some water, gone to the bathroom, walked 5,000 miles uphill barefoot both ways, we were leaving the park and her daughter looked at her and said, "Mommy, I don't want you to die..."

Neither of us realized for a few minutes that she was responding to a conversation that had ended so long ago. Heh. It was cute. And now that I've blogged in your comments, I'll be moving along now. :)