This is the conversation between the four year old son and the husband. They were talking about relations – Grand Father, Grand Mother, Uncles, Aunts etc. Husband’s father passed away before our son was born. My husband did not know how to tell a four year old about it.
Dad: Do you see the stars our there?
Son: Yes Dad, there are many.
Dad: Your Grand Father is also a star out there and he is always watching you. He loves you a lot. He will help you if you are in need.
After a few minutes of silence
Son: Dad, when will you become a star?
Silence. Smile. No answer.
Now he understands it all. One day few years later, he just came home and announced that his Grand Father has passed on to the other side. I do not know if I liked it that he lost the innocence and he understands death. It had to happen one day.