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Say it with Taxidermy

Lately Matei has been thinking about the demise of things.

"Mummy," said he, "I will be very sad when you and Daddy cease to be*".
"That won't be for a long time," I offered but he simply shook his head gravely.
"But you will die Mummy. One day, when the time comes, everybody and everything dies."

After a brief pause, he went on:

"Even the cat will die. Then its fur will fall off and its skin will dry and the only thing that will be left will be bones**. And then, because we have loved the cat, we will gently stroke the bones."

He seemed very satisfied with this before adding:
"And then you know, when you and Daddy die I will do the same thing for you. Because I love you soooo much."

I'm not sure how one ought to interpret a son's suggestion for turning his family into exhibits of his own Natural History Musuem, but personally I find it very charming. It's certainly a step up from his previous suggestions of what would happen after I died.




*he used the Serbian word uginuti which means the death of an animal. I've been struggling to find an equivalent in the Roman languages.

** I have no clue where he got Decomposition 101 from. Probably dinosaur books.

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spoofed
Apr. 17th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
Now that *is* love!
rainsinger
Apr. 19th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
I love that Matei always has a long-term plan. The boy is a visionary.
guihong
Apr. 17th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
It beats my kids, who offered to put me out with the recycling.
rainsinger
Apr. 19th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
hehehe.
however not long ago in a fit of anger he did have all those plans about kicking me and z out of the house when he is grown and we are old
neko_san
Apr. 17th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, my! #laughs# But yes, certainly a step up from before.
rainsinger
Apr. 19th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
If we stay in his good books he might have us embalmed like mummies.
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