Lately it's been just Kacey and I at home all day long and we've had lots of time to just chit-chat. She's so funny and comes up with some of the funniest questions and comments.
Because she was involved in everything with Grandma's death, it's brought on a new set of questions and concerns. She's asked about dying and how it feels? Did Granny hurt? Just normal questions a 9 year old would ask. Today while we were driving, out of the blue she asked me if you had to be old to die? I explained that we could die at any age. She looked at me with a serious look and said, "Did you know when you are born, God knows when you are going to die? I think it was Granny's time to die but we didn't know it because only God knows those things." I smiled and continued to just let her talk. She went on to say, "I hope I die of old age and not because of diabetes." I got this immediate knot in my throat! Kacey is so intune with her illness and knows that without good control over her diabetes, she could have severe complications but we've never discussed "diabetes" and "death" in the same sentence. I instantly replied with, "I know you will die of old age because you take good care of yourself!" *sigh* So then she goes on to talk about the cemetary (ugh!) and she says, "Mommy, will we be planted where Granny is planted?" OMGGGGGGG! I nearly had to pull the car over because I was laughing so hard!!!! PLANTED?!?! She couldn't understand what was so funny and I had to explain, as I wiped my tears from laughing, that we didn't "plant" Granny, we buried her! Talk about one of those priceless moments....hahahaha! After the cemetary talk, she went on to ask me, "Do I have to move out when I graduate?" I asked her why she wanted to know something like that? She said, "Well I don't want to move out. I want to live with you and Daddy forever." So I went on to explain when she graduated, she'd go off to school and meet a great guy and get married. She gave me this funny look and said, "But that man won't take care of my diabetes like you do Mommy!" HAHAHAHA! Geesh! Some days I forget that she's only 9yrs old and expecting a 9yr old answer. I explained to her that she could live at home as long as she wanted and I'd always be there to take care of her diabetes. :)
Whew! She's gonna be the one to question every move ;)
HAHAHA....I'm still giggling about "planted"!
Planted...I suppose that's exactly what it seemed like to her!
These discussions are so important!!! Great job, Mom :)
Haha! So funny! I suppose that does make sense to her! I agree with Wendy about the discussions-- so valuable! Good job Jill!
Oh, gosh, both my sons are young adults now, but those stories bring back lots of memories! Sometimes it's hard to know how to answer their questions.
Maddison wants to live with us "forever" too, and has asked if she has to move out to go to college. Funny isnt it?
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