Friday, June 05, 2009
Someone my wife knows also had a death in their family last week.
But this woman, she and her husband DID NOT take their 6 year-old son to the wake, funeral, or burial of his grandmother.
I asked, and it was confirmed, that the child knew his grandmother well and she was geographically close.
This couple just thought it would be too emotional or too dramatic for their son to see his grandmother in a coffin - I guess.
My wife was trying figure out why they might have done this, what the possible justification could be.....when I stopped her in her tracks. This coddling was beyond ridiculous; I didn't want to hear it.
It's bad enough that Morons spoil their kids, don't teach them to work, etc.
BUT sheltering a child from the REALITY of life and death???