My grandmother passed away last night. Our boys are 3 and 1. The 1 year old is not old enough to realize what is going on, but the 3 year old is. He's seen dead bugs before, but never dealt with death and a human before. If you have been in this situation before how did you handle it? Should we take him to the funeral home? the funeral?
I want to be honest with him and explain what happened. She was sick and we had a talk with him last week that she was very sick and might die. He seemed to understand that she was sick and wanted her to get better, but he was also a little confused because he had 4 grandma's and he calls all of them Nana. My MIL, my mom, and both my grandmothers which are his great grandmothers. So it took some time to explain which Nana was sick and that the other ones were ok. I really don't want to confuse him more. He only saw her once every couple months and wasnt extremely close to her, but he knows her.
fyi-I'm thinking of not taking them to the funeral because it will a Byzantine Catholic ceremony which is very long and the entire thing is sung and some of it is not in English.
any advice is appreciated, thanks!