Boo: "Mom, when are we going to have a baby?"
Me: "A baby?"
"Yeah. A baby that we can keep and take care of. Can we have one?"
"Well, I don't know about that. It takes a long time to get a baby."
"I know. We can get one from Mammo's house. Or Grams's."
"Well, they don't have any babies. Babies are made in their mom's tummy."
"I know that. So I want to have one when we wake up."
"It takes nine months for a baby to grow and be ready to be born! Why do you want us to have a baby?"
"So that we can have another kid."
"Well, that's something that you're going to have to talk to God about. It's up to God to decide if we have any more babies."
"Can you talk to God about that for me right now?"
"Sure. Dear God, thank you for this wonderful day. Thank you for our field trip, and all the fun we had with our friends. And God, Boo would like for our family to have a baby. Will you please let us know if that's something you want us to do? In Jesus' name we pray, Amen. And Boo, you can talk to God yourself too. You can tell him about anything you want. And if you don't want to talk to him out loud, it's OK. You can just think your prayers, and God will hear them."
"Uh huh. He knows every thought you think, and every feeling you feel."
(Boo makes a series of faces, sad, angry, laughing, confused...)
"Did He know what I was thinking Mom? Did He hear me?"
"Yes he did."
(Boo lays quietly, looking serious for a few minutes)
"Mom, who's that girl who died in a car accident?"
"That's your sister. Her name is Sissy."
"I asked God if He would come to the earth and make Sissy be alive again."
"And He will do that someday, we just don't know when. It might be very soon, or it might be when we are very old."