My 3 year old's goldfish died and I lied. I panicked and got rid of it before she could see it. She immediately noticed it was gone and I told her her he hadn't been feeling well so he went back to the fish store to live with the other fishies and feel better. She was dissapointed for a few minutes but has since forgotten. I've glossed over other opportunities to explain death as well. Where is Bambie's mama? She's in the woods. When we encounter dead bugs, I say they are sleeping. I didnt realize i had such an issue wtells planning death until I caught myself lying so many times. She is bright and I don't want to cause fear or confusion. I need to tell the truth eventually but I feel age 3 is too young. Is it????Any opinions welcome and I am sorry about the goldfish.