Thursday, April 7, 2011

Who Needs Hands in Heaven

So. Scott is a stay-at-home dad. And a pretty fantastic one if I do say so myself.

Except when it comes to answering deep questions posed by the kids.

Not that I'm great at it, either. But sometimes when he tells me about the conversations he has with the kids during the day, I find myself saying "Really? You said that to them?  Really!?!?"

Like today, for example. They were all in Scott's truck, driving about town, when they passed a cemetery. Ashley, naturally, wanted to know what it was. And Scott began to tell her. He started off fairly well, explaining that when you die your body stays here and your soul goes to heaven. Then it went downhill. Fast.

Ashley: Can you take your house with you to heaven?

Scott: No, you don't need a house.

Ashley: Why not?

Scott: Because you don't bring your body to heaven. You leave all your material things behind.

Ashley: Can't you just carry your house with you?

Scott: No, because you don't have a body, you're just a soul.

Ashley: Hmm.

Scott: It's like you don't have a body. Like, you don't have hands.

Ashley: You don't have HANDS?!?!

Scott: Well, you don't need hands because you're a soul.

Ashley: But angels have hands.

Scott: Well, no - they have hands in pictures, but they don't really have them in heaven.

Ashley: Why do angels have feet and legs and wings but no hands?

Scott: Um...

Ashley Can they just carry it on their backs?

Scott: What?

Ashley: Can the angels just carry their houses on their backs?

Scott: Well, they don't really have backs either.

Ashley: They're just WINGS?!?!

Scott: Let's talk about something else.

About a minute later, from the backseat...

Ashley: Oh, I get it.  They're like butterflies.

Hopefully my sweet daughter is dreaming about beautiful butterfly angels in heaven tonight.  But I have a feeling it might look something more like this:

Cause that's what I pictured.  Yikes.


Funny in My Mind said...

Cute conversation!
She sounds like an angel. A homeless one.
No, really, you are very lucky to have such a great husband and a super smart girl.
And YOU my dear are quite the artiste'.

Kmama said...

That illustration is hilarious.

We often have questions like that. It's so hard to answer kids in a way that they'll understand and are also satisfied with.

Katherine said...

I dread the cemetery conversations. I've had some doozies in the past.

Brandy@YDK said...

that's a little scary. haha and the questions are going to get worse.

Anonymous said...

That sounds horrifying hahahaha Hope things get cleared up... eventually.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

omg...this is hysterical!!!! i love it!

championm2000 said...

As awry as this conversation went, I shudder to think of how my hubby would have handled it. LOL!

Thanks for sharing!

Nicole said...

That is so cute!!! :) Kids say the cutest things!!!