Millie aged four, announced unexpectedly, "Granny I was in Mummy's tummy, one day. How about you?"
"I was also in my mummy's tummy a long time ago," I replied.
She looked at me incredulously and asked the inevitable question.
"Which mummy? I haven't seen her."
I replied, "My mummy died because she was very old and so did my daddy. They are in Heaven now and that is why we can't see them."
Millie thought for a bit and replied, "I buried some one once but I can't remember who it was. Who was it Granny?"
I had to think for a moment. Was it the Japanese great grandmother?
Then the penny dropped!
"Oh...... that was Rick and Dean's daddy, last summer," I replied.
Millie nodded and I expected some more very difficult questions because the whole thing had been very traumatic for all the family.
The conversation was obviously going to be carried on.
"Granny, why is Buzz Light Year doing that?" She asked as she continued to watch the video that was still on, but had been temporarily forgotten ........
Footnote for newcomers:- My son in law died last September and the children went to the funeral. Rick and Dean are Millie's cousins.
A few minutes later on her way to nursery with her Daddy, she continued her conversation. See Sam's Blog for more. (I hope you like Morris dancing!)