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3.12.14

My Yellow Balloon

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Dealing with death is hard enough... But dealing with death and explaining it to a child is harder... at least to me it is.  It is like I don't have the right words to say to explain things... and my heart breaks... and although I am selfishly sad for me, I am sad that I don't know how to take the hurt away from a young one...
Luckily for us, we don't have to deal with that at this time... but whenever the time does present itself, I do feel like I am a little more prepared now, than in the past.
We were sent a book called My Yellow Balloon.  While the cover looks like a happy story, it is actually a story presenting love and loss.  I really appreciate having a book to help whenever the time does come that I will need it.
In My Yellow Balloon, this little boy, Joey, goes to a carnival and gets a bright yellow balloon. He loves that balloon (you know how kids get with a favorite toy, taking it everywhere, playing with it all the time)  Then, one day.. the balloon slips off his wrist and he has to deal with the loss of something he loved very very much.  I loved that it dealt with love and loss, but with a balloon, instead of a person or pet.
This book was a great way to discuss dealing with the stages of grief, without the added sadness of a loss of a loved one (person.)
Whenever you are faced with this circumstance and need to discuss loss with your children, I hope you will keep this book in mind.  

4 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great book to have. I love how the book demonstrates how to deal with a loss using a balloon.

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  2. The right words still elude me too during such times. It's nice that there's a book to help.

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  3. I won this. Isaak's getting it for Christmas. Mica's getting a few books to.

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  4. This looks like a really great book to get for my son.

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