Mine have recently become a bit morbidly obsessed with death and dying. We don’t know anyone who’s died recently, but they did visit my maternal grandmother’s grave a little earlier in the year, and it’s apparently just now been processed enough in their little minds to start asking. “How do people get dead?” “Why do people die?” “What happens to their bodies when they go underground?” “Are they going to become zombies?”
I’m usually okay to talk about it, but geez, it gets superawkward at the market sometimes.
I think it is a phase that they go through. Mine have told their grandparents that they are going to live in the grandparents house when the grandparents are dead, or asked if they can have their shoes or clothes. Luckily the grandparents laughed it off.
They did have a minor freak out after we visited the grave of one of my grandfathers and their other grandfather got sick (nothing major) and they were worried, we found out later, that he was going to die too.
Lucky indeed! I don’t know that ours would do half so well…
So far they’ve really only asked about me, since I had very firm ideas about being creamated – but then Libra asked if I couldn’t just go into the ground like everyone else, because he’d like to be able to visit me and talk with my spirit sometimes. *hands*