As I reported a couple of weeks ago, listening to a four-year-old's response to the issue of death is often hilarious. Since two of his beloved great-grandmas have passed away in the last few months, he has been "playing out" this concept in some rather unusual ways.
A picture of a man resting on his back under the clouds prompted the question, "Mommy, is that man dead?"
His toys, whom he talks for, are often heard discussing the issue. It goes something like this...
Giraffe: Come on Monkey, get your coat on. We're going to the store.
Monkey: Not now; I'm being dead. Maybe after our nap.