Fainjin and Babess often have very interesting conversations with each other, apparently completely forgetting I am there (or, more likely, dismissing my presence as irrelevant).
Today Babess was talking about plants. She was in a silly mood at the end of a long day, and said something exuberant about “plants in heaven!”
Fainjin quickly nixed her idea. “There are no plants in heaven.”
I was intrigued as to how he’d arrived at this idea, but I’ve learned to just keep listening.
“There are no plants in heaven at all. Except for bean stalks. Bean stalks grow all the way up, and like, God… or Jesus… has just baby ones growing out of their ground.”
Babess looked at him. “Baby ones in heaven?”
“Noooo, ‘cos they grow big, up from the ground to the clouds, where heaven is, and just little bits stick up in heaven to be plants in heaven.”
Babess nodded. This made perfect sense to her.
Now, what to say next time they baulk at eating their vegetables?
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