Hello again and some of you lovely grans will remember my asking for advice a couple of months ago regarding my 2 small grandsons about to lose both their grandparents around the same time.
We were very worried about the best way to tell them to help them understand a little without causing too much anguish (the eldest is 3 and a half).
Very tragically both grandparents died within 5 days of each other in the Hospice (they were only in their early 60s) and it has been a terribly difficult and sad time for our family. They were such wonderful, kind people who adored their family and their loss has left a huge whole in our lives.
My daughter and her husband were able to tell their son in the lightest, most simple way to help him understand and he was very accepting of the explanation. We think of course he did not fully realise what it meant in that it is a great loss for him and his little brother in the long term, but they both have such happy little lives and are so loved by all of us. We will certainly be telling them as they grow up about their granny and grandad and how much they meant to them.
A small time later he asked his mum 'will we be able to get our toys from granny and grandad's house'. Sad to hear but in a way reassuring.
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