On the way to Walmart this afternoon; I'm not sure how we got on the subject but Kiddo asked me "what is Heaven?"
[Why, oh why do I get the HARD questions?!?]
So I explained it to the best of my ability. After a slight contemplative pause he says "can we go there?"
I told him that yes, we will go there some day.
"Will we go on Sunday?" [he often confuses some day with Sunday]
Me: "Gosh I hope not. That is really soon" [well, he caught me off guard!]
Kiddo: "How about Friday then?"
After controlling my giggles...
Me: "well Baby, I don't know when for sure. Only God knows, but hopefully we will both get to live a long happy life here on Earth, and when our bodies are old and tired, God will decide it is time and we will go to Heaven."
Kiddo: "I like that idea."
**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**~**After a minute or two, things take a weird turn. Uh Mom, if you are reading this, you may want to brace yourself a little.
Kiddo: "Mommy, Grandma Goldie is dead."
Me: "WHAT??!?" [Grandma Goldie is my maternal grandmother, who, as far as I know, is still alive and kicking in a nursing home.]
Kiddo: "Grandma Goldie is dead. She is in heaven now."
Me: "No Baby, she's not dead. I'm pretty sure she's still alive."
Kiddo: "No Mommy. Her body was old and tired and God called her home*. She is in Heaven."
Me: "Who told you that Grandma Goldie was dead?"
Kiddo: "Heaven told me. Just now."
*where did he get that phrase?? mercy!
A few minutes later...
Kiddo: "Mommy, when I am a man and I live in Austin, where are you and Daddy going to live?"
Me: "Well, I don't know. We may still live here."
Kiddo: "In a different house?"
Me: "Don't you want to live with mommy when you are a man?"
Kiddo: (excitedly) "I can?!? Oh yes, that would be fun if I could live with you when I am a man!"
Oh boy, what did I just do???