I can tell Aaron isn't sure what to do with his emotions. MY GRANDPA DIED! he sometimes yells. I haven't been that successful in explaining that in North America, we don't run around yelling about death.
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My 4-year-old daughter Annabel's questions about her deceased older sister Madeline come in phases, and we are currently in a big one.
What if you and daddy both get sick and die? Who will take care of me? Where will you go?
That the joy of motherhood is compounded with the thought of death changes life itself. My worry morphed into the shape of a joyful, warm and funny little girl, who doesn't yet understand death.
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