The next thing I heard was Faith saying, “Mom, I wish the baby didn’t die.” Sometimes I forget that they went through a loss too.
I’m not sure how my age led to the change in topics. Maybe I’ve mentioned that I’m probably too old to have very many more. The mood changed when she mentioned the baby and we all echoed our, “Me toos.”
Then Grace, age four, piped up, “But I’m glad we got new curtains! Just kidding!”
Curtains? What new curtains? She comes up with some of the most off-the-wall things, but she knows she’s being funny. She’s trying to be funny . . . and she is! We were all able to laugh then, and, oh, how we did! That’s my girl, always trying to lighten the mood.