Jack was up singing this morning. It was cute. He came down to wake me up and his hair was all sticking up…he’s wearing a tie-dyed shirt and blue track pants as pajamas.
Dennis and I decided to have Jack go with us this morning to his Great-Grandfather Adam’s burial. We weren’t sure, but after talking about it and knowing Jack, we decided that this would be okay.
me: Hey Jack, we’re going to Grandpa Adam’s funeral this mor—
Jack: (interrupts me) Can I come!?
me: We were thinking that you should come with us.
Jack: Is it after school?
me: No, it’s this morning, so you wouldn’t go to school.
Jack: Yes I want to go.
me: Are you okay with that?
Jack: I know what a funeral is from Mr. Magorium… (the movie with Dustin Hoffman)
me: Okay…it’s outside and we’ll get to say goodbye to him.
Jack: What does the box look like?
me: The casket?
Jack: Yeah, is it big?
me: You’ll get to see it later when we get there.
Jack: Okay. Can we visit him anytime we want?
me: Of course, anytime we’re not at school or work…we can definitely go visit him and Great Grandma.
Jack: I want to go back and visit him tomorrow because it’s Saturday.
Aww, he’s sweet. I hope he’s not upset by anything he sees today. It’s going to be a military funeral and I’m sure that there will be lots of people… But, he’ll always remember that he got to say his goodbyes and that is what I think is the important part.