Dad’s Not Dead

16 02 2008

Jay’s Dad is sick.  He’s running a fever and has been a grumpy, needy, lump all day. I sent J upstairs to check on him and when J got back he said “Dad’s sick but he’s not dead.”

We haven’t had to deal with the death of a person since J was 2 and his paternal grandfather died. But, we’ve had a couple of pet deaths over the years.  The most significant to J was when Millie died last summer. She was an old Beagle Lady and died in her sleep. She was very tolerant of J and I don’t think she ever growled at him. 

A few days ago, J and I were out on a “date” and I was trying to get him to have a give and take conversation with me so I talked about our dogs– Ernie and Koda. (Both named by J– can you guess what show/movie he was into when these guys came to live with us?) J had told me about their colors and sizes when he told me that Ernie was sad. I asked why and he said that Ernie’s girlfriend was dead. “Dead is when you never come back” That’s J’s definition.

I hope it’s a long time before we have to deal with another death. I’m glad “Dad’s not dead.”

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16 02 2008
wilddaisy33

Are our boys long lost twins? That sounds just like something C would say. I actually have a post in the que (that I can’t get just right!) about death and dying and C’s take on it all.

Very cute. Sometimes they just leave it all on the table, don’t they? 🙂

I’ve thought that about some of your posts! They really do seem to think alike!! Very Funny!!

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