Thursday, April 30, 2009

On Heaven

Bo: Mom, are there sabertooth tigers in heaven?
Me: Uhhhh, I doubt it.
Bo: (a little distressed) Well, I mean, where do they go when they die and are eggstinct?
Me: Ohhh, probably Animal Heaven.
Bo: Oh good. So there are animals in heaven. That's cool. Maybe I'll get to have a pet when I go to heaven. I sure hope I go to heaven. I think I'd be really lonely if I didn't.
Me: Oh Bo, you're going to heaven. You are a good boy, you don't hurt other people, you keep the commandments, you won't be the kind of person who does bad things, like hurt or kill people.
Bo: Well, Nephi killed someone bad and that pretty much got him straight up to heaven.
Me: True, true. But you don't need to be worrying about whether you will go to heaven or not. You're in buddy.
Bo: I'm pretty excited to meet Nephi since I know he'll be there.
Me: Oh yeah. I'm not sure who I'm excited to meet. Let me think...
Bo: I'll be excited to see K-K. He's gonna die before me.
Me: What!? You know something I don't know?
Bo: Well, he's six, so he's going to die befoh me since I'm still five.
Me: Ha! You're funny Bo.
Bo: Unless of course...I die fohst.
Me: Go brush your teeth.

13 comments:

Sarah Tilley said...

what a smart kid. i love that kid logic.

Tori :) said...

Does he want a sabre tooth tiger as his pet in heaven?

Heffalump said...

How about Dinosaurs? That would be fun...

Beckie said...

Had to check the link, to make sure it wasn't my K.K. you were talkin about!
I would have an alligator as a pet, but only in heaven of course, becasue they would have a tooth brush to brush all them teeth and wouldn't be so ornery and not because of their medulla oblongata. :)

Rachelle said...

oh my gosh. that was the cutest. lol...

Mrs. Organic said...

He's got me thinking now. What exotic pets would I like to have and who would I like to meet?

Also, do animals get an automatic in or do some of them end up "you know where?" 'Cuz some cats would probably feel more at home there, y'know.

Klin said...

I love his reasoning. It's so good you are documenting this. His kids are gonna love you. His girl friends are gonna love you, too.

Sarah said...

I thought he was going to throw in a little swine flu in that conversation?

Super L said...

My Dad's theory is that all animals go to (people) heaven, except mosquitoes, and that's what makes Hell Hell. Every mosquito that ever lived on earth, all alive at once, and un-killable.

He also has theories about animal reincarnation, but that's another comment . . .

Mycurlyhairdays said...

Love that he is talking about Heaven. Sessa and Chach talk about that. Since Sessa is older she is going to die before Chach, they say. What a great conversation!

Charlotte said...

I think kids concepts of death and heaven are fascinating. The smarter and younger they are, the more interesting the ideas they have.

No Cool Story said...

"Unless of course...I die fohst."

GENIUS.

Physcokity said...

My favorite line? "Bo: Well, Nephi killed someone bad and that pretty much got him straight up to heaven." Hands down.