They are GONE
We're at superstore on Saturday and he wants to check out the little coffee nook, because his sister and his dad might be there. So this time we walk all around the store, find the coffee nook and I show him - they are NOT there. Your dad is GONE. Now he's mad. And takes off down to the other end of the store. So I am mad too and try to keep shopping which of course lasts for about 2 minutes then I can't help but go look for him. He has walked around the whole store once and come back to the produce section. I ask him if he wants to help me finish the groceries and he says yes and on we go.
But the issue of his folks must have come up 3 or 4 times over a couple of days. I feel like screaming THEY ARE DEAD!!!! Then he says - do you think my sister knows that? Are you kidding me? But then I think of his sister and don't doubt for a minute that when he asks her about them she says they are ok.
So what is important? I always thought that no matter what I would stick with the truth, but really - then what?