Tonight was an odd night. I am tired. I have an ear infection in each ear, Tater has a sinus infection, Dad is running a high fever… Tot is doing great. Phew. Actually, I’m doing fine, just tired. Don’t sleep well with sick kids or ear infections.
But tonight was great in a weird sorta way… Tot was upset that the world was going to be flooded. Tears in the eyes kind of upset. We talked… it went something like this:
Tot: What happens if the world is full of water and I can’t get on the boat!
Mom: *blink* that won’t happen
Tot: What if it does????
Mom: God promised never to flood the world again after Noah. That’s why we have Rainbows.
Tot: Mom, what if there is no food in the grocery stores anymore?
Mom: We are growing food in our garden.
Tot: What if we can’t eat it?
Mom: We are smart, we’ll find food.
Tot: *getting upset* what if we can’t find food and have to live in out space?
Mom: How cool is that? I would love to live in outerspace! And then we could come back, clean up the earth and plant some food.
Tot: *tears* but what if it is 100 plants? We can’t take care of 100 plants.
Mom: Sure we can. We can make machines to help us. We can ask friends to help us.
Tot: *sniffling but starting to calm down* 100 friends?
Mom: You bet! We can all make it better together.
Then Tot snuggles up to me and hugs me. I hug back and hold him tight. Within a minute he was asleep. Wow. That makes it worth being a mom. I made him feel better, enough that he fell asleep in my arms.