Thursday, July 15, 2010

No good answer

A question came at me out of the blue tonight...

K10: Mom, I have a question that's been bugging me.
Me (only half paying attention): Mmm?
K: What happens to us after we die?
Me (with a swift intake of breath and suddenly fully alert): What do you think happens?
K: I don't know. Maybe we go to heaven, maybe we just die. Maybe we wait around for a while for a new life. I'm not sure.
Me: All those are good ideas. Really, no one knows. People may think they know. But really, no one knows for sure.
silence for a bit...
Me: Are you worried about what happens when you die?
K: No, just wondering.
Then he went off to play with Legos, pretending to blow things up.

What do you think? How did I do? Honestly, I don't have a good answer to this one.


  1. Sometimes its just the way they are. The random thought that pops into their head, they wonder and then ask, store that information and move on. I don't think you should be concerned unless he starts bringing it up a lot.

  2. I think you did a good job and handled it well. I love that you aren't forcing one belief or another on him. It's interesting that he came up with those questions...I think they quite deep!=)

  3. You did a great job. You have allowed him the freedom to explore ideas and decide for himself what his beliefs will be. Good job, Mom!

  4. I think you did great! I think it's more important that you let your child explore what he thinks about things and then let him know that you're there to offer guidance, that's what you did!

  5. I think you did a good job handling it.


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