Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sleepovers, fun and death...oh my!!!

This week is flying by and before I know it, I will be away from my baby girl. :( She had two sleepovers last weekend, one with her cousins which she had been wanting to do for a long time. Next week will be a really long sleepover at her Memaw's house and possibly a night at my aunt's house if she is up for that.

Monday we took some lunch to some friends at the clinic and then proceeded to hang out for a while. It was strange being in the clinic with no appointment, for me at least. Summer enjoyed it and played and did crafts as usual. It was fun for me too talking to the other parents and kids, but I know some of the other parents thought it was odd to come there without having to. We were lucky and got to sing "No More Chemo" to one of her fellow cancer warriors, Kennedy. That also meant Summer got cake. I restrained myself even though it was chocolate. After that we met up with Daddy and Josh for lunch followed by a trip to the playground. Summer enjoyed the swings the most.

Yesterday, we went to Bunco where Summer played with some friends and helped me roll the dice a little. She did a great job rolling and even helped us win the first round. On the way home, we stopped to get the cow we bought. When I had it loaded in the trunk, Summer asked me what it looked like. LOL I told her meat. A little bit later, she asked me a question that caught me off guard. "What will it be like after we die?" Hmmmm. I really wondered what was going through her head to make her ask this and even got a little worried that she is thinking about death, but I answered her like a good mom would. I told her it would be awesome because no one will be sick anymore or hurting. I told her we will get to see the people who died before us and Jesus and angels. That seemed to answer her question enough. I wonder who she was thinking about when she asked that. Maybe the cow.

I am currently struggling with the "house" she has built in the middle of the living room floor. I'm about ready for it to be cleaned up, but she seems to think it isn't finished yet....and that it will take a long time. Maybe one more day will be enough and then she will pack it all back into her room. I foresee a visit with Thomas in our future. Fun, fun, fun.


Susie said...

Sounds like she has been having fun. Good for her. So true about dying. No more pain or hurting and can't wait to see my parents.

Selena said...

Well said Buddy! I guess that is the best way to explain death. I have been trying to figure out a way to explain it to Willow.

Bridgett said...

Good save on the death talk, mommy! LOL

Questions like that seem to come up so unexpectedly with kids, it's sometimes hard to come up with a good answer.