My mother gave me a head's up tonight that the next time I see my nephews (which may be as early as tomorrow) they will most likely ask me about our religious beliefs. I guess I always knew the day would come when we would have a conversation about religion, but I never formulated a plan as to how best to explain our beliefs and asnwer their questions because I guess I didn't think the day was going to come so soon. But evidently, they asked my Mom about our beliefs tonight and she didn't tell them anything, just that they would have to talk with us to ask us what we believed.
The boys are in 4th and 2nd grade and have been brought up Baptist going to church almost every Sunday and attending Sunday School and other church related activities their whole lives.
Anyway ... both my husband and I are athiest and our 3 year old DD has not been brought up in a church or been taught any religious customs. I know that this is going to be upsetting for the boys and that they will "worry" about us (and especially about DD). I don't know what, if anything, I can say to them to lessen their worry or upset.