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Oh for the innocence of a five year old.
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A woman I work with, her grandfather had a stroke on Sunday. The outlook for said grandfather is apparently not good. She has two children, and the oldest is five. Her ex-husband, and the boys' father was telling the five year old that great grandfather is really sick and that's why mom is gone, trying to help him get better.

So, later, when mom is talking to her son, the son says: "Dad told me granddad is sick."

Mom: "Yes, he is. So sick he may not get better and we'll be without him."

Son: "Give him chicken soup, mom. That'll make it better."

If that's not Chicken Soup for the soul, I don't know what is.

Apparently it made mom cry and laugh.

If only the world worked that way.
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tangled_rhythms From: tangled_rhythms Date: March 1st, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
When my father died from his heart attack, my 6 year old niece was amazing. When told that her beloved papa, who had raised her, would not be coming back home, she uttered this longsuffering sigh and rolled her eyes at us. "You're all so silly. Don't you know that when you carry someone in your heart they're there forever? They don't go away so you don't have to worry about them not coming back.'

Such a simple truth, such a wonderful perspective.
ellisande From: ellisande Date: March 1st, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow. How amazing, the insight of a child.
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