Little 7aki opened the garage door looked at her dad and said : Baba, I want to stay outside with you.
Baba 7aki who was smoking outside: No no sweetie go inside.
Little 7aki: Don’t smoke.
Baba 7aki: …. (silence).
Little 7aki: I hate smoking, throw it away.
Baba 7aki: Go inside sweetie go inside
Little 7aki: You blow it and you die. I hate it, don’t ever smoke again!
Me: Come on sweetie lets go inside.
Little 7aki when we were inside: Is Baba going to die?
My daughter is very inquisitive about death and dying and health in general.
She asks me: Where are Cinderella’s Mom and Dad, where are Snow whites parents? Did they die? Where do they go when they die?
I tell her they go to heaven because honestly, this is the easiest thing I can tell her. So one time there was a cartoon and a dinosaur died in it and she asked me: Where does the dinosaur go when it dies? I told her that it goes to heaven and she looked alarmed and said: but Cinderella’s Mommy is in heaven and the dinosaur will eat her ! So I told her that most probably there is a heaven for people and a heaven for animals.
Then she once asked me: Why do people die? Why did your Daddy die?
I told her that when people are old and when people are not healthy they die and that my fathers heart was sick.
The first question she asked me was: Are you and Baba old?
She broke my heart.
Then she asked me: Are you and Baba healthy? Is Baba’s heart sick?
I explained that yes we are healthy and we eat good food and we eat our vegetables and we eat no fat that’s why our heart is healthy. And she said , yes Baba is healthy and I am healthy right? My heart is healthy because I don’t eat fat right? I said right.
The first time Little 7aki learned about smoking is in one of the older cartoon movies (101 Dalmatians) Cruela Davil was smoking (In old movies almost all villains smoked!) and she asked me, what is this coming out of her mouth, I said, smoke, she is smoking and smoking is very very bad for you and it is not healthy then she said: But Baba smokes. And that’s when she started noticing her dad smoking .
So she knows smoking is not healthy and she cannot get over the fact that her dad smokes and she hates it and is vocal to her dad about it.
Even now when I ask her: Where is your dad she says: He’s outside. I ask her what is he doing outside she says: He is smoking . I hate smoking right mama? It’s not good.
No, It’s not good at all my little philosopher.