It’s a bleak, grey wintry day. Theo and I are on our way to a midday Christmas concert at Mark’s school for a little kid power pick me up.
Suddenly, Theo pipes up: “Mama, where does Carmen* live?”
Me: “Carmen? You mean your birth-grandmother? Well, actually she prefers to be called ‘Nana Carmen.’ She lives in Stoney Creek not far from grama and grampa. Remember how we visited her house in the summer, and we all had lemonade and cake and she gave you the singing book? She used to live here but now she lives in Ontario. She loves you very much, and we’re going to talk to her on Sunday over Skype.”
Theo: “Mama …?”
Theo: “Where do zombies live?”
He goes on to ask where Superman, Spider-man, Ironman, Batman and The Incredible Hulk live as well.
*Name and location changed.