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My grandma passed away over the weekend, so we'll have her wake and funeral this week. Should I find somebody to watch Miles? Have any of you brought your 3 year old to a funeral? Not sure if we'll bring Vivian either?!

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so sorry for your loss

if it was me I would try top find a place a,d someone to watch my LO....

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Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss! I would probably try to find someone to watch both kids so its not a distraction for you. I may take them to a wake cause family may want to see them but at our LOs age, they are going to ask a lot of questions about death and dying.

We took Zayden to his grandfather's funeral two years ago and it was a nightmare but he was a lot more hyper then. I would probably still not take him today though but that depends on each kid. Zayden wouldn't be able to sit and be quiet.

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Hmmm, that is a tough one. I think I would probably try to find someone to watch them, at least for the funeral. I have been to a couple of wakes where there were kids, so I don't think it would be a big deal to take them to that, if you don't mind explaining to Miles what is going on, and if you think he would be somewhat quiet since it is usually pretty quiet in there. I'm just thinking for the funeral I would want to be able to pay attention and I would definitely not be able to if I had either kid with me.

I'm also really sorry for your loss, Ashley!

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Sorry for your loss Ashley.

I know neither of my kids would sit still and be quiet long enough. Is there any other part, like family dinner, or celebration of life, that they could attend?

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Thanks guys. I was kind of thinking I shouldn't bring him. And now I'm not wanting to bring Vivi either. My parents are leaving for a trip they've had booked for awhile on Wednesday so they're going to miss the funeral. Sad (((This was my dad's step-mom that passed away, they've been married for like 35 years))). There's no wake, just the funeral. I asked my grandma today if they could watch the kids and they have other plans. Hopefully dh's mom will be able to. Otherwise, well, I don't have anybody else I can ask that won't be already going to the funeral.

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So sorry for your loss!

I would leave them home too if you can. Hopefully your grandma can or Bill's mom! Wish I was closer! I would watch them for ya! Smile