Shannen - posted on 05/29/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
Ok stemming from 2 threads here.
One is death and our kids. I fully agree with not hiding death from our children no matter what age just make it age appropriate.
The other is and i'm sure i saw a thread on it but can't find it. How do you feel about children at funerals?
I have to attend a funeral on Friday for my grandfather who i was very close to and my children, more so my 4 yr old, were developing ( sudden death) a very strong bond with. My grandfather was brought up to not have children at weddings and i'm not sure if that also goes for funerals. I'd like to respect what he would have liked but i'm just not sure exactly what that would have been. I have a baby sitter lined up but my daughter keeps whinging every time i mention her staying with the baby sitter and i don't really have any other options as the kids father has to work and the funeral is 7 hours away...... Any help, opinions, advice would be greatly appreciated.