Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dr. Death

I'm shirking. We've had a death in the family and my grand master plan is to hide it from my son.

To be fair, it's his great-grandfather. He's a distant figure in my son's life. Someone who's sat in a chair quietly during our visits. He loved Donovan as his first grandson, but D is just so young I don't know if he'll really remember.

It just didn't seem fair to interrupt D's 4th birthday to do the death talk.

So am I a coward?

I hope not. Our last visit with his great-grandpa a few weeks ago prompted lots of questions about death. He's confused right now. And we're trying to give him a little time to process his feelings and ask more questions or let it be.

It's difficult. What would you do?

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