Ember has been thinking about superheroes a lot recently, although I'm not sure why. We've also been having a lot of conversations about my dad, "Grandad Pat", who died when I was 14. We aren't religious so in finding a way to explain death to Ember I said that when people (or animals) die, they go up into the sky to be stars. Ember knows that her Grandad Pat is a star, and has a little canvas square of photos of him that Mum got done for me recently. Anyway, the two topics came together in a very funny way the other night, when out of the blue she said:
Em: Mummy. You know my Grandad who's in the sky being a star?
Me: Yes, you mean Grandad Pat?
Em: Yes Grandad Pat. Well, what was Grandad Pat doing when he got died?
Me: I'm not sure what you mean sweety.
Em: Well, was he fighting the naughty kids?
I'm sure Dad would prefer to keep that as the explanation for now!