Three-year-old comments on death & decomposing

Three-year-old comments on death & decomposing

With a 3 and 3/4 years old:  

The other day we were talking about pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, and I mentioned that after a while they break down and get rotten.

Why?

That’s just what things do, especially living things. When they get old that happens.  

Why?

I don’t know. They just do.

You are old.

Yes, I said.

Marty, you will die but you won’t get rotten because you are not food.  

Yes, I said.

The next day I looked at our jack-o-lanterns on the balcony over the street. His little one was not rotting but really looked old as a lot of wrinkles appeared around its eyes, nose, and mouth. When showed him, and he started to cry. He went to mom’s lap, and finished crying in a short few minutes. I noted that we did not interfere. We just let him be and do what he did. I wish we would all just let our emotions be, and appreciate them. They move on readily, and then so do we. Resisting them, judging them good or bad or ourselves or others by them, trying to “fix” them, can seem such a waste of time and energy. But who knows?


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The Discipline Dilemma

The Discipline Dilemma