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loss in the classroom InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
11th Feb '13

So in my son's class his one girl friend's mother has been battling cancer for a while.
She was in and out of the hospital the passed few months and I guess last week she finally passed away ( she was only 23 years old) His friend is having a really really hard time and talked to Max about it today.
He got in the car and hugged me and started crying saying that he doesn't want me to get sick and go to heaven.



:(
I told him that his friend's mother had cancer and it's a different kind of sick that really hurts people's bodies so they are happy when they go to heaven even when everyone back here is sad and misses them and that I am not going anywhere anytime soon, I will be with him for a long long time and I love him very much. But he is still very upset about it.



What else could I do?

Addi&Aria'smama Due January 23 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 5722 posts
11th Feb '13

Aww that is so sad. There isn't much you can really do other than just be there when he needs to talk.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
11th Feb '13

Oh my gosh that is so sad



I think it's important to not let your son take on his friends sadness. Very difficult to explain to a child though....

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
11th Feb '13

I agree with the other ladies :(

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
11th Feb '13

He is clinging to me for deal life, and keeps telling me he loves me. I feel so bad for him and of course for his friend. Losing your mommy at such a young age :(

LevinOnJetPlaneDntKnoWenI Pennsylvania 1590 posts
11th Feb '13

Aw that's so sad but there's not much you can do besides explaing that she was really really sick and that's why she passed on to heaven and that you're healthy. Its so sad that is friend lost his mother at such a young age.

*Bobo&Hooey'sMommy* 34 kids; Springfield, Oregon 23585 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting InkDMomma:" So in my son's class his one girl friend's mother has been battling cancer for a while. She was in and ... [snip!] ... I will be with him for a long long time and I love him very much. But he is still very upset about it. What else could I do?"

aw poor baby :( That's all u can do. Explain what really happened in the way a 5 year old can understand. You did good mommy!

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting *Noah&Presley'sMommy*:" aw poor baby :( That's all u can do. Explain what really happened in the way a 5 year old can understand. You did good mommy!"


He said heaven is bad and needs to go to jail for making everyone lose someone they love.



I mean... we aren't religious in any sense but the heaven thing is just the easiest way to explain things to them.