Yesterday afternoon my Mom called and told me my Aunt M had passed away. It was unexpected, and as much as I tried to be strong I couldn’t hold things together.

My six year old son saw I was upset, came over to me and asked, “Why are you crying?”

I said, “Aunt M died today. Everything will be okay, but I’m crying because I’m going to miss her. I loved her very much and I was close to her.”

Then he climbed up on my lap, put his nose about an inch from mine and asked, “Were you close like this?”


  • Heather

    I am sorry to hear about your Aunt M. My own Aunt M just recently passed away and I have yet to write about it. Hugs.

  • Whiney Momma

    I am sorry to hear about you loss. And she probably did chuckle at that because your son sounds like such a cutie.

  • Maureen

    Oh, I am sorry to hear about your aunt; one of mine passed at Christmas.

    But what a great comment by your son. I am sure you were ‘that close’…

  • ShannanB

    Boys are so precious. What a sweet, sweet child.

  • Mandy

    Aw. I’m sorry. But, you’re probably right. I’m sure she was amused by that adorable statement. šŸ™‚ Kids are great for those moments.

  • tanya25m

    Sorry to hear about your aunt.

  • nola

    I am very sorry for the loss to your family. I will keep your aunt in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Candace

    sorry for your loss. so lucky to have such a cute and funny distraction from sadness.

  • Immoral Matriarch

    I’m sorry for your loss. And glad you have that wonderful son.

  • Stacey @Real World Mom

    Priceless! I’m very sorry for you loss. My thoughts are with you.

  • Amber

    I’m sorry for your loss, I bet she’s giggling too though.

  • Amy

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

    I’m so glad we have kids in our lives to show us the way toward healing. Laughter is the best medicine, after all.


  • Corey~living and loving

    I am so sorry for your loss….but your child just melted my heart. what a wonderful memory that will be. cute as can be.

  • DysFUNctional Mom

    That made me laugh out loud!
    I’m very sorry for your loss.

  • Bec

    I love our kids!

    I’m very sorry for your loss too.

  • Melisa

    Echoing the others, I’m sorry about your aunt.

    Your son knew just what to do…how adorable. šŸ™‚

  • Stella

    Oh, I’m so so sorry!

    Your son is just fabulous! What a perfect response!!

  • amy t sharp

    so sorry babe
    he said just the right thing xoxo

  • Xbox4NappyRash

    Just magic.

    Sorry for your loss, all the best in the coming days.

  • Lisa

    Leave to your son to cheer you up šŸ™‚
    I am so sorry for your loss–I bet she heard your laughter!

  • Ms Picket To You

    in his own way, he knew you needed a laugh and he delivered. best to you and your family.

  • Hottdog

    I love reading your stories about your kids. They’re very heartwarming! :o)

  • Geeks In Rome

    What a sweet boy!! and my condolences to you and your family.

  • Kori

    Like all the others, I am sorry for your loss.

  • Coral

    That’s an amazing kid you’ve got there. I’m glad he could make you smile when you needed it.

  • paul

    I’m sorry for your loss.

    Cute story.

  • LiteralDan

    Stuff like that is how kids earn their keep. I’m glad he was there to help you at least a bit, and I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Jaina

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. But I’m thankful that you have such a sweet little boy to help you smile.

  • meleah rebeccah

    Oh honey! I am soooo sorrrrrry to hear about your devastating loss.

    I am happy you have the cutest funniest boy on earth to make you smile again.

  • Bee

    I bet he made your heart fill with love. :o)

  • Rachel

    I’m so sorry darlin’, but you’re right. Her peals of laughter probably echoed all over Heaven at that precious boy’s comment.

  • O My Blog!

    I’m so glad you have your son to say just the right thing to help lift you up when you are going through such a sad time.
    I’m also very sorry for your loss.

  • Smart A$$ Mom

    sorry about that. your son sounds hilarious.

  • Tom

    Thank goodness for the innocence of children.

    You have my sympathy.

  • Jo Beaufoix

    Lovely Momo, so sorry you lost your Aunt, and so glad you have the cute boy to make you smile when you are sad. Hug.

  • Bean

    I love it.

  • jenny from mommin' it up!

    I’m sad you lost someone that you love. I’m glad you have a cute moment from your son to go along with the memory of when you heard she had passed.

  • Tara R.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You son is just precious!

  • Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

    I’m sorry too.

    And yeah, what everybody else already said.

  • Indy

    So sweet. Sorry you lost your aunt.

  • holly

    sorry. can’t comment. laughing too much. i love your boy. i love both your children. oh and you. is that too much love? i’m not taking it back…!

  • Michael C

    That’s very funny and I bet it really helped the moment. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Chuck

    I’m so sorry Momo. I’m betting that your Aunt knew very well the gift you have in that boy.

  • Monica

    So cute and touching. I have this wonderful picture in my head of him right up close to you, with big eyes and serious face…

    Kids are amazing when it comes to death and dying. When our dog died, my then 3 or 4 year old told me that it was OK that she was gone because now she was in our hearts. He thought about that for a minute, and about how she was also in Heaven, and then said, “Heaven is us.”

    Out of the mouths of babes…

  • Our Crooked Tree

    So sorry to hear about your aunt. It is funny how kids know just what to say, but don’t even realize it at the time.

  • Jolly Green Dad

    I am very sorry to hear about your Aunt. She is in our prayers.

  • Pinky

    Sweet boy. They know just the right thing to say at just the right time. Much love to you, Momo.

  • secret agent mama

    What a sweet, sweet boy..

    I’m sorry about your Aunt M, may she Rest in Peace.

  • Kimmylyn

    Oh Momo.. I am so sorry about your loss. And your son, sigh, your son knew exactly what to say..

  • AlisonH

    I’m so sorry! Expected wouldn’t make it any easier, unexpected makes it all the more jolting. I’m so sorry.

  • Jenna Consolo

    Sorry for your loss, Momo. That is so sad. Your little one is adorable though.

  • soapbox mom

    Sorry to hear the sad news, Momo.

    I love the way you explained it to your lil’ guy (and his response).

  • Birdie

    *sigh* i love him! I’m sure that was just what you needed at just the right time.

  • The Laundress~JJ!

    I’m sorry.

    A nice hug from our child sure makes the hurt a little bit lighter.


  • Dette

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Aunt M… glad the little guy was able to bring a smile to your face (and mine!)

  • Half-Past Kissin' Time

    I just want to kiss his little nose, the sweetie. Sorry about yor auntie…

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