Explain That To a Two Year Old!
By Morley Hunt
December 6, 2017 10:43am CST
As a mom of four young children....a 5 year old, a 4 year old, a 2 year old and a newborn...I was not prepared. My father inlaw died suddenly and unexpectedly. My husband was devastated and I had my hands full! The first visiting hours it had been decided that we would take our children (his only grandchildren) to the funeral home before visiting hours started. We had no idea how they would react....but tried to prepare for anything. Arrangements had been made to hav a friend whisk the youngsters away before actual visiting hours began, The children remarked on how Grandpa looked like he was sleeping. Then my precocious two year old looked thoughtfully at the casket. Her innocent young voice carried through the room. Why are grandpas feet covered? As we groped for an answer this same two year old answered her own question. With a satisfied smile...she announced...so no one can tickle his feet. While she doesn't remember...all of the adults in the room remember how this released a lot of anxiety.. From the mouths of babes..... @UncleJoe inspired this discussion. Thanks for reminding me.
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