Grant – Mom, you know __________?
Me – yeah…
Grant – Her dad died two hours ago.
Me – What? How? Was he sick?
Grant – I am not really sure, and I didn’t think that I should ask.
Me – I am so sorry to hear that. That is terrible.
Grant – We (he and a couple of his friends) are going to go out tomorrow morning and get her a DS and Animal Crossing because I found that helpful after dad died.
Me – I’ll give you money for that.
Grant – No. That’s okay. I think that it would be more meaningful coming from me.
My heart breaks for Grant’s friend and her family. But I am amazed at the caring and maturity of my kid. Though extremely unfortunate, I think that his friend has just the right friend to walk with her through this terrible time.