As I’ve said before, Maddie and I have the best conversations in the bathtub. This one happened last night:
Maddie (pointing to my tummy): Do you have a baby in your tummy?
Me: Nope. You were the last baby I had in my tummy.
Maddie: What about Matthew?
Me: Matthew was in my tummy before you were.
Maddie: Is he still a baby?
Me: No. He’s almost 6 years old.
Maddie: What’s he doing right now?
Me: Well, he’s probably hanging out with Grandpa. Maybe they’re feeding cows right now.
Maddie (looking doubtful): But they don’t have farms in heaven.
Me: How do you know? Have you been there?
Me: When have you been to heaven?
Maddie: Whenever I close my eyes.
Me: And what do you see when you close your eyes?
Maddie: (grinning at me) Flying pigs! (laughs) And flying cows! And flying sheep!
So… what does heaven look like when YOU close your eyes?