“I not want to be die”

Just now Netta (4), more than a half hour after the other children went to sleep, was close to tears as she called me up to her room. “Papa,” she said. “I not want to be die, I just want be alive.” My heart melted. I can understand that fear! We all can. I told her (with fake certainty) that she will not die for a super long time. And then I pretended to be ‘die’ as a flopped on top of her which got some solid laughter. Of course she’s right to realize she’ll die and it is a super scary thought to have. I’m feeling especially grateful right now for Netta and her thinking and her aliveness.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s