Saturday, September 13, 2008

Reincarnation & Hamsters

Plato asked me last night, "Mom, when we die, do we like, shrink up and come out of another mommy again?"

I had to try hard to process this question, but I finally asked him, "Do you mean, when we die do our spirits come back as a baby so we can have a new life?"

"Yeah, that's what I mean."

Plato goes to a very culturally diverse school so it isn't surprising that some of his friends might have these beliefs.

"That's called 'reincarnation,' Plato, and some people think that's what happens when we die. I'm not really sure what happens - no one knows, so it might be possible."

Plato was quiet for a few moments, then declared, "Well, I hope that's not what happens. I don't want to have to get all those shots all over again!"

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Doing clean-up today:

Lulu: (holding up a pair of dirty socks) Mom? Where do I put deese?

Where do you think they go, Lulu?

Lulu: In da dirty hamp-ster?

6 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

I think it says a lot that his greatest worry is about something so common as shots.

Travis Erwin said...

A lot of kids would have far worse experiences they wouldn't want to relive.

SUV Mama said...

LOL!

Monnik said...

I love your kids. They are so awesome!

writtenwyrdd said...

If that's all he's got to fear, you must be doing a good job!

JaneyV said...

How sweet!! Maybe Plato could have a NO-SHOTS caveat in his next life. A kind-of needle free do-over!

I have to say I feel sorry for that hamster.