Grieving and the Preschooler: Lessons From a Fishbowl

By Suzanne Hughes

Every year I dread Hometown Days in San Carlos. My oldest daughter, Grace, counts the days till we can stroll down to the local carnival at Burton Park and wade through a sea of familiar faces until we find the “Booth.” The one with miniature vases filled with colored water and oversized ping pong balls that contain water-repelling properties. We stand there till my feet ache, my last month’s salary depleted, and somehow the ping pong ball defies all odds, and we get to walk home, fish in hand, so to speak, with the world’s most expensive life-lesson on death and dying. Continue reading Grieving and the Preschooler: Lessons From a Fishbowl