Tonight I was helping Mo get ready for bed after his bath. He stopped and looked at me, suddenly fearful. Out of nowhere, he says:
Mo: I don't want to die!
Me: What makes you think you're going to die?
Mo: I don't want to die, ever.
Me: You don't have to worry. You won't die until you're very, very old. It's nothing you have to worry about right now.
Mo: But I don't want to die ever.
Me: Well, you can live longer by making sure you stay healthy. And you can stay healthy by eating fruits and vegetables and exercising and getting a good nights sleep.
Mo: Really, then I'll live forever?
Me: Well, uh...
Mo: Like until I'm 26?
Me: Yeah. Until you're 26. And even longer than that. Way longer.
1 year ago