Man! We are getting some tough questions around here lately.
"Why does Daddy go in a different bathroom?"
-----Girls and boys are built differently...etc.
"Why is that little girl in a chair with wheels?"
-----Sometimes little girls and boys are in chairs. Everyone is different...etc
But the hardest one of all so far?
Ellie: Where is your mommy, Mommy?
Me: Well, honey, my mommy died.
Ellie: What is died?
Me: When you die, you go up to heaven, and people here on earth don't see you anymore, but you are very happy and loved in heaven and can watch over the people you love here on earth.
Ellie: Do you miss your mommy?
Me: Oh yes. I miss her everyday.
Ellie: Good thing I am here to make you better, huh.
Me: It's a very good thing you are here baby. You make me much better.
Ellie: (thinking for a minute) How do you die?
Me: (wondering if this conversation is ever going to end) Well, you can die from getting really old, or you can die from an accident, or you can die from getting really, really, really sick.
Ellie: (looking terrified) Am I going to die mommy?
Me: Of course not honey! You are going to live for a lonnnnnnnggggg time.
Ellie: Are you going to die Mommy?
Me: Oh honey. Not for a lonnnnngggggg time. Let's go play babies.
Ellie: Ok mom. Mommy?
Me: yeah baby?
Ellie: I am sorry you miss your mommy.
Me: (trying not to cry) Thanks lovey.
See! Everyday gets a new question. I hope I am answering them ok. I don't want to lie, but I don't want to scare her either. She is keeping me on my toes!
How do you answer questions like these?