3.07.2008

30 Days::Day 17

Forrest had just collapsed in a heap of exhaustion after running circles around the children for what seemed like hours in our backyard.
His head was nestled in between his front paws while his hind legs frogged out to absorb as much of the coolness from the shaded cement as possible.
Asher began speaking loudly to me.
"Forrest is dead mama. Forrest dead."
Since he has been talking quite regularly about characters being dead during his imaginative play, I thought I might probe a little further into his understanding of the topic.
Me: "Asher, do you know what it means to be dead?"
Asher (nodding with confidence): "Mmmm hmmmm."
Me: "What does it mean to be dead?"
Asher: "It mean you wake up."

And that is the exact moment that I walked up to him and kissed him on his forehead.

11 comments:

Jme said...

How insightful that little Asher bug is....what a nice thought...we wake up! I wonder what we will see! :)
Forrest is such a little cutie! He was probably happy to let Asher think he was "dead" for a while. :)
Love you!

Nonnie said...

i love having conversations with this little boy.....and i miss him .....i need to give that little forehead a kiss too.....and his whole little self a great big bear hug!

Debbie said...

I love how kids can see the world. That comment deserved the kiss on the forehead! That is an awesome picture of Forrest too. Have a good day girlie!

Beth said...

i love the way their little minds understand things! very sweet! and that picture of asher is gorgeous:)

Elizabeth said...

Kids can be so simple and yet so profound at the same time. We seem to lose that ability as the years pass!

cassie said...

i LOVE this picture of him. it is so beautiful...just as he is.

Karen said...

Mmm. That gets my attention.

bella said...

wisdom comes from their small mouths, their unconscious knowing.
They are our greatest teachers, aren't they?

PixieDust said...

How wonderful to have all the beautiful answers... before they are muddied by "growing up", yes?

Look at those eyes... no wonder he knows so much...

(((HUGS))),
Love,
me

S. Barnes said...

Jess,

This is such a life-FULL picture of little Asher! Thanks for sharing!

Maggie Ann. said...

wow. that gave me goose bumps. how incredible.

also, i wanted to say thank you thank you for all of your sweet comments. they mean the world to me. i wanted to give you my email as well, it is mckinney(dot)maggie(at)gmail(dot)com. i look forward to talk to you :)