Today’s Life Files are a little different, I need your help, advice, and wisdom!! As of late, and with her age, Princess currently has a fascination, for lack of a better word, with death. Why do people die, how to people die, what happens when you die, where do you go, will I die, will you die…….many many questions! The long and short of it is, she knows that people and pets die, at this stage the reasoning has mainly been because they are old. She also knows that when you die, there is a funeral (explained as a sad party to say goodbye) and you are put into a box with flowers on top and placed into the ground (she explained this one to me, she has obviously seen it on TV somewhere, and once we walked past a funeral taking place).
But here is where I am now a little stuck, in a couple of weeks time, we are heading away as a family to the place where we once, long ago, we scattered my Grandmother’s ashes, to do the exact same for her Husband, my Pop and Princess’ little Poppy. What I am not sure of now, is how to explain this to her? I don’t want to lie to her, but I just know that although she will be ok with the whole ‘ashes’ part, but, I know she will ask about HOW he was turned into ashes?
So, beautiful readers out there, how would you explain this to a beautiful five year old soul?