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October 17, 2005

how do I do this?

A dear friend of our family recently lost her baby early in the pregnancy and I just realized that I haven't told the girls yet. It made me sad and weepy all over again to hear Georgia talking about the baby and knowing that I would have to tell her... what do I tell her? How do I tell her? How do little kids deal with loss like this and how much can she understand? I don't know how to talk about it with them without crying, but maybe that's ok.

And the silly thing is that right now there is this kid's show on called Jakers! about these animated animals set in Ireland and it's making me cry to hear it on because the last time we watched this show it was about about dealing with the loss of one of the character's (Ferdi the cow) pet goldfish (Thor) right after I heard about our friend's loss and they went into a lot of detail on that show about helping the grieving Ferdi come to terms with death... hmm..maybe that can help me explain to the kids about this, if they remember that episode. Anyone else have experience with this?

Update: I told them and they took it pretty well. They were mostly shocked and then had questions about the next world and were concerned about our friend.

Posted by Bahiyyih at October 17, 2005 10:09 AM