For the most part, Soso seems to have adjusted to the loss of her Grandma fairly well. She’ll mention her from time to time, but not with any particular sadness. She has expressed an interest in visiting Grandma up in heaven, but we’ve told her that we couldn’t until we were called by God.
So yesterday, she suprised us by stating, “I don’t want to go to heaven.” We assured her that she won’t have to go for a long time, but we asked why she didn’t want to go. She answered, “Because I don’t want to be trapped in heaven like Grandma.” Goodness knows what we’ve said to her about Grandma and heaven to make her three year old mind think of it as a trap.
DH and I babbled some more explanations which I’m sure will haunt us down the road once she’s processed them.