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I'm totally out of answers to DS's questions!

May 2 2012 at 5:52 PM
Laura  (Login LauraMaz)


DS: Where was I before I was born? ME: in my tummy.
DS: Was I in your tummy when you and Daddy got married? Me: No, you were just a twinkle in my eye.
DS: When I was a "sprinkle" in your eye, did I make all your dreams come true? ME: ABSOLUTELY (I loved this one - but then things started to get difficult!).

DS: Was I a sprinkle in your eye when you were a kid?

This is where I began to run out of answers, and he seemed to be a bit panicked over where he was "before" - DS: Where was I? Was I alone? What was I doing?

For lack of a better response, I said that he was up in "heaven" waiting to be born. He wanted to know what "heaven" was and I didn't know how to explain. We're Jewish but not religious. I said that heaven was up in the sky. He panicked further about his potential role in storms and hurricanes.

What kind of response can I give to an almost 4 year old that explains a time before his existence, because that really seemed to be his concern - how could there be a time before ME?

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  1. And on this, I still wonder how to explain to my kids where they spent 13.4 yrs! - BlessedThistle on May 2, 2012, 7:07 PM
  3. I"m looking forward to the answers on this post - THK on May 2, 2012, 10:17 PM
  5. What a smart boy you have! - thesameboat on May 2, 2012, 10:56 PM
    1. Oh, I like that - Laura on May 3, 2012, 3:43 AM
  6. Wow (OE child ment) - Renata on May 3, 2012, 6:45 AM
    1. Thanks for your input - Laura on May 3, 2012, 8:54 AM
  7. He was a special angel/fairy perhaps? - Pinkduck on May 3, 2012, 6:49 AM
  9. Well, honestly, that could explain a lot of things . . . - Maggie in VA on May 3, 2012, 9:50 AM
  11. We talk about heaven as - Tam on May 3, 2012, 4:02 PM
  13. Thanks for all your responses. - Laura on May 3, 2012, 4:17 PM
  15. Reminds me of a Zen koan - Jen in TN on May 4, 2012, 11:17 AM
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