How to tell 5 year old son why his daddy isn’t around any more?

My precious little boy doesn’t understand why all the other kids have daddies and he does not. How can I tell him what happened? How can I look into his sweet little face and let him know the truth? How can I explain it to him in a way that makes sense to him, when it doesn’t even make sense to me? How can I sit him down and tell him that in the months before he was born, his daddy started wearing a rooster costume every day and insisting that I call him Grappler the rooster? That he made me throw candy corn on the floor so he could pretend to peck it up like Grappler the rooster? That the last thing he ever did was screaming “Grappler loves tidbits!” into my face before he ran off cackling into the woods, never to be seen again?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.