Dinner Conversations & Divorce

January 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Posted in after death?, Grief, life lessons, normal? | 7 Comments
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At dinner the other night the twins started to discuss the fact that some of their classmates live with only one of their parents.  Evan and I tried to explain that sometimes parents do not always live in the same house.  This did not get us very far.

The twins responded in unison, “Why???”

“Why would a child’s parents not live in the same house.”

Good question.  Okay, I tried another angle.

I responded, “You know that daddy’s parents did not live in the same house?  Remember we visit Mom Mom and Pop Pop’s house and Grandmom and Grandpop’s house?”

Quizzical looks from both of them let me know that they were processing this information.  After a moment, he looked at me and said, “Well now that Mom Mom is dead does she live with Grandpop?”

Evan and I looked at each other. Neither of us had a response to give to our son. Luckily, his sister answered. “No silly! Mom Mom lives with Sawyer, Jake and Grandpoppy!”


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  1. There have been worse answers to questions. I asked my dad what sex was when i was six and got “I don’t know. Ask your mom.”

  2. Alyssa is very very wise. I love that she is always thinking of her brothers, and her grandpoppy too. What a great kid.

  3. Don’t you love when our kids handle the awkwardness for us and when they remember our angels without us having to say anything? It always warms my heart.

  4. Love it. Those amazing kiddos always have the absolute perfect answer to life’s hardest questions!

  5. Leave it to children to figure things out and instruct each other. This is one of the best stories I’ve ever heard! Thanks for posting it.
    With love, Cornelia

  6. Well, she’s right! Smart kid! Sometimes it’s best when they figure it out for themselves, eh? Hugs to them and to you all!

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