The sweetest interaction occurred yesterday during homeschool. Alex (7 yrs.) bumped into Kristiana's (5 yrs.) chair and she nearly fell out of the chair. Alex quickly moved back to his seat without saying a word. Kristiana let out a huge exasperation, "Alex! You almost made me go to Heaven!" Alex and I immediately began giggling. It was exceedingly cute and silly that firstly, she thought falling out of her chair would make her die and secondly, that dying would mean she would go to Heaven.
Then Kristiana became a little weepy because we had laughed at her. It was hard to express to her that we were not laughing at her meanly, but that we thought what she said had a sweetness and an innocence about it.
I whispered into Alex's ear, "What she said was funny because she thinks she was going to die and dying means she is going to Heaven. But, it does not work that way does it? We don't go to Heaven just because we die."
Then Alex responded, "Yes, Mommy. She doesn't know about Hell. Let's not tell her about Hell and then she cannot go there because she won't know evil. She will only know good."
Awe. Melt my heart. It is a nice thought to think if we just don't tell her about bad things, then she will always be good. I also was surprised that this is the thought my son had for his sister whom he sometimes wishes never existed.
Mno Hya Lita!