My younger two boys are three and almost five. The funeral for my dad is coming and I am not sure if they should go or not. We kind of sheltered them from how sick Papa was and didn't really make a huge issue of it. We always talked very calmly about what was happening and they didn't see him too much for the last few weeks. Before that we saw my parents at least once a week.
I know the youngest will not be going, we have already asked my FIL to take care of him.
So I guess the question is about our middle son. He is a very bright boy and perceptive, but he hasn't really been around too much of the sadness. When I told him about Papa dying, he was sad while we were talking about it, but then hasn't mentioned it again. I just kinda feel like he is too little to really understand it and it might scare him more if he went, to see everyone so emotional.
But then I remember when I was just a few months older then him and I wasn't allowed to go to my Papa's funeral and I was heartbroken. But we were also staying with family because we lived out of town and everyone got to go and I felt left out.
I don't know... I just need some advice.
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Answer by ImaginationMama at 6:39 PM on Jun. 22, 2011
When my son was 5 he attended my grandpa's funeral. I wanted him to be there as my grandpa was such an important person in my life and I wanted my son to remember that. He hung out in the back and never went to the casket (which I would have let him if he asked). He did sit with us through the service. I just feel like death is an important part of life and I wanted my son to be able to process what the rest of us were going through.
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