Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kids view of death

My kids, watching Kung Fu Panda, at the scene in which the old kung fu master turtle dude Master Oogway passes away in a burst of orange blossom petals:

Julien: He just died.

Sofia: I don't want to die.

Sofia: Because I have bones.

Not sure where you go from there...


SnowLeopard said...

Awwww, cuteness! It's so difficult for children to grasp death. And how to explain it to them (so they understand) without scaring them. Still working on that one~

Gail said...

Some times you needn't go any where with a child's comment. Providing a safe, warm space to express it and continue to explore is wonderful.