Today the kids and I were water-coloring paper leaves to hang on our kitchen windows. After awhile the boys decided that two of the paper leaves we'd already hung up were the "mommy" and "daddy" leaves of all the "baby" leaves we were currently painting.
Ashley vehemently disagreed. "No boys. Those aren't the mommy and daddy leaves."
The boys were sad. So Ashley said, "Well, okay boys. They used to be the mommy and daddy leaves. But now they're dead."
So I thought, "Aw." And then "Wait, what?" And then before I could think "How the heck am I gonna explain this one?" Ashley saved me the trouble by saying:
"But it's okay boys, because now they're in heaven. Playing football."
Apparently Scott already explained the concept of death and the afterlife to our children, stay-at-home-dad style.
Kinda sounds like hell to me, but what can you do.