At 6:00 this morning our 4 year old came into our room and climbed up into bed, wide awake and ready for the day. My wife was with our baby on the couch so it was just the two of us in the bed for several minutes. He said, “Dad, let’s talk about something. What should we talk about?” I figured something was on his mind and I asked him what he would like to talk about. He replied with, “Dad, how did your mom get killed?”
I explained that Nana was in a car accident, that she was driving one direction and that a truck had hit her from the side. He then asked several follow up questions about the accident, and when the questions stopped I asked him what made him think about this. His reply was one word – “Sad.”
“Do you miss Nana?”
We then talked about Nana some more, things she used to do with him, things he liked about her, and then he asked if he could play on my phone.