I See Dead People

posted by Momo Fali on January 4, 2008

Right around Christmas, my five year old son suddenly became fascinated with death. It started when we were talking about his grandparents and he asked where their parents were. I explained that those were his great-grandparents, and that they had all died and are in heaven now. When he asked why they died, I didn’t want to say some of them had been sick, since we often say we’re sick. So I told him that they died because they were old.

So, it shouldn’t have been any surprise when he pointed at an elderly woman a few days ago and said, “You died! You have white hair and that means you’re old. You died!”

But she was hard of hearing and just gave him a big smile, and now he thinks he’s cheering up retirees by telling them they’ve passed away.

    Comments

  • Jared


    LOL! Your kids crack me up! I’m undecided on what is funnier…this or the Santa-like cable guy. πŸ˜€

  • meleah rebeccah


    “he thinks he’s cheering up retirees by telling them they’ve passed away.”

    HA HA… Thats is hysterical.

  • Immoral Matriarch


    Oh. My. Gosh.
    Hysterical!!!

    I’m not very careful about what I say to my children, but I over explain everything so I think it evens out. πŸ™‚

  • Judith Shakespeare


    I just spewed Diet Coke all over my laptop. Hysterical.

  • suchsimplepleasures


    i’m cracking up…you had me at the title of the post!! i can see dead people…when? all. the. time…
    anyway…funny post, poor old people!!!
    have a great weekend!
    xozo

  • chefmom


    OMG! I was laughing so hard!! The things they come up with…or how they interpurt them…so funny!

  • Jamie E


    “he thinks he’s cheering up retirees by telling them they’ve passed away.”

    bwahahahah…tears. streaming.down.face. ROFL.

  • Kimmylyn


    That was laugh out loud funny..hysterical.

  • Rachel


    Muuuwwwaaaaaahaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaahhhhaaaaaaaaa! Glad it’s not just my kid. We were at Target when an older woman had a stroke right. in. front. of. us. My 3 yr old an me. She didn’t make it, but those Target people work fast!! If you’re going to stroke out at a retail store, I recommend Target :-).
    So we discussed, she’d already lost one grandmother and an aunt and a great grandfather in a 7 month period, so death was no stranger.
    So for the next month every old person we saw, ” are you gonna die like the lady in Target, you have white hair and you’re old.”

    Oy.

  • childlife


    LOL!! Nothing like a little holiday cheer : ) That is beyond funny!

  • Jill


    My four year old asked me if I was old the other day, I asked her if I LOOKED old. Her reply-“Yes, you look old all over. Are you going to die soon?” Ouch. Sometimes chidrens’ honesty is NOT refreshing.

  • Mom Chatter


    Oh my… That is too funny! if it had my son I think I would’ve died! Good thing she was hard of hearing!! πŸ™‚

    They are too funny aren’t they… those little ones! πŸ™‚

  • Misty


    thats the funniest thing! oh man… thank God for being hard of hearing!!!

  • Amber


    That is hysterical!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • BusyDad


    Oh man! Too funny!! Make sure to steer clear of all Denny’s restaurants around 4:30.

  • Bec


    Oh dear!

  • Avery Gray


    I have a friend who’s great-grandmother, on her 102nd birthday, told everyone that all she wanted that year was to die. So, that might have worked to pick up her spirits a bit.

    Too funny!

  • Dapoppins


    BWHAHAHAHA. what a sweet child. really. So observant.

  • NYCPatty


    OMG! This is funnier that racer & jennifer! LOL!

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