Friday, March 19, 2010

When are you going to die.....

As morbid as this title sounds, this is the question of the day for my 6 year old. Kylie asks some form of this question just about every day. If it is not this, it is how old you will be when I am....., sometimes my answer has even been as high as 108 or 114, and she doesn't even flinch, it is just ok! Or there is the question of can she live with us forever even with her husband and answer, is of course, you can live with us as long as you want to. Or the other one, can me, her, kiersten, chip and jake all be underground with her when we answer is again, of course!

I have no idea why she is so obsessed with this or where this is all coming from, I do remember however when I was young, I couldn't stand the thought that me and my family were going to die and be buried in boxes in the ground....I don't remember being quite as absorbed with it as she is though. Hopefully, this is just a quick stage, because to this day, I really don't want to think about it that much! :)

Kiersten on the other hand just does her own thing without a care in the world. She has been moved up another room at her school since she is excelling class wise in the other room which is a relief because normally when they inform us they are moving her it is because she is too big and is knocking the small kids down......that's my girl! Chip may get his football player after all in her! ;).

But for now, I am just reassuring Kylie that she will always be taken care of and that we will not leave her and we will be around for a while. Though it is not of course 100% true, it is what she needs to hear right now, I the uncertainties of the world and all that tough to deal with stuff until she is old like me ;).

I hope everyone is well and holding on in this economy! We had 70 layoffs so far in the county...the latest word from the County Manager was that he is ALMOST certain that there are no more layoffs for at least 2 years....this would be more reassuring if he hadn't said before these 70 that he didn't ANTICIPATE any layoffs..... But for now, I have a job and for that I feel blessed!

The weather is beautiful, the sun has been out for more than 2 days straight and I am loving it!! Hope everyone enjoys the weekend and the weather!!

1 comment:

  1. Heather,
    I just love the updates, especially since we haven't seen you lately. Sounds like you've handled the death questions by Kylie very thoughtfully and appropriately. I remember dealing with lots of questions from Matt after my grandfather passed away and he realized that it meant he wouldn't see him anymore. One time after his death when we visited my grandmother, my Dad was outside in the yard and Matt saw only the top of his head out of the window, so all he saw was his gray hair. Matt got all excited and said "Grand Pop came back!" It was hard to tell him that was not the case - that he mistook my Dad for Grand Pop. After that, Matt continued to have a series of questions for a while. Have a wonderful Easter. I bet the girls will have fun at Easter Egg hunts.