Because sometimes you just need to laugh in the midst of it all.
I know I can use a laugh today. Maybe you could, too. So here's the latest Little-Brotherism.
On Friday night, I was trying to convince him to be an altar-server for Saturday's funeral. There wouldn't be a coffin, I told him (in case that was spooking him about the whole thing) because Mary had been cremated.
Apparently he didn't know what cremation is, so I had to explain that. The concept horrified him.
"When I die, I want to be all together, with my bones and everything," he informed me. "And you know what I want? One of those glass coffins, you know, like the saints have...with the little air conditioners inside to keep them fresh."
But I had to burst the kid's bubble and let him know that those things don't come with air conditioning.
In all seriousness, it's good to know that he's aiming high. He speaks very matter-of-factly about possibilities for sainthood. I can't take credit for putting that idea into his head, but I'm certainly glad that it's there.