death and children - page 3

My grandmother passed away last night (wednesday) and we are having her viewing friday-saturday and she will be buried on sunday...My question is I have \two sons one 2 1/2 years old and a 1 1/2 year... Read More

  1. by   emily_mom
    My daughter was 21 months when my Mom died. She was brought to the wake by my SIL but was not allowed to go up near my Mom. Didn't want to confuse her or freak her out.

    My husband's g'pa died last fall when Emily was 4. She came to the wake and basically was the entertainer. She grabbed my g'pa and g'ma (mom's folks) and took them up to see great grandpa. She said, "that's my great papa. He's in heaven with angel grandma."

    We have talked to Em about my Mom, and she remembers her through pictures and such. She often talks of her "angel grandma" and how much she misses her. She doesn't grasp that she won't see her again, though. That will come with time.
  2. by   oceanblue
    MY grandfather passed away whem I was 2 years old, my parents took me to the funeral home, I am now 33 yrs. old & I can still see my Grandfather lying in the casket in a black suit with a powder blue carnation on his lapel, I don't think this is anyway for a child to remember a Grandparent.