By Anonymous - United States - Marlton

Not now

Today, at my mother's funeral, as everyone was around her casket for the viewing, my 5-year-old son in cluelessness of what was going on shouted, "Grandma is more fun when she isn't sleeping." Everyone cried. FML
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  CptZoe  |  10

19, no. Death is a natural thing, why hide it from kids. Especially if it was a close family member like that is. But if the parents of the kid think they can cope with it, and it seems like it will help them understand then go for it. Who are we to judge!

  Osito2011  |  9

18 it's based off how well ye parents teaches the child about death. Op should of explained grandmas death a little better. Also, have her child watch the lion king or Bambi and explain the death sense to him for better understanding.

  mydadpulledout  |  17

This is the first FML I've read that has actually made me tear up, sorry for your loss op. I disagree that you shouldn't take children to a funeral if it is a close family member. I was 5 when my grandpa passed, and even though I didn't understand completely at the time, I now know that I got to say my last goodbye.

  perdix  |  29

#1, aw, you're so sweet. By the time you got to the end of your comment, you were so distraught that your capitalization and spelling failed you. Cheer up, there's always a chance that the story is made up, or at least embellished.

  AKGirlinSD  |  20

Of course, that's what you'll focus on, Perdix. 18, I was raising a child and when grandpa died, he kept asking about when he could see him. I told him that grandpa was up in the stars and eventually everyone goes there. He understood that he couldn't see grandpa anymore. However, I didn't have him attend the funeral seeing as he just turned 3.

  kawaiisakura  |  12

When we went to my grandmas funeral, we took my 5 year old nephew with us. He was quiet the whole time. Never acted up or anything. He knew what happened. Death shouldn't be withheld

  daner10  |  5

18- i have to disagree. My mom passed when i was 5. I did not get to go to the funeral. Im not mad about it, but i just wish i have one more thing to remember about her, no matter how sad

By  BurnDownTheDawn  |  11

At least he didn't say something along the lines of 'grandma is way better when she's not talking' or anything involving poking/prodding of her... Assuming it was an open casket. My condolences though. It's hard losing your mum.