My DP's family has suffered a loss this weekend - his brother in law died. Leaving two kids, 14 & 18. Although it's DP's family (his sister's kids), he is quite the introvert and works nights, where as I am SAHM and have been offering support wherever I can - making food, offering for the 'kids' to come stay with us, just to give them a place away from all the 'family' and all the logistical stuff that needs to be done.
The 'kids' will be over here with me all day tomorrow, playing with the baby. And I'm hoping to get DSS (who's 4, whom they've always adored), thinking a good distraction of two little ones will be "fun" for them - if that's even possible.
I'm just looking for advice on talking to them. I don't know if I should Try to talk about their pain? Or just ignore it all together... and focus on fun and feeding them or... I dunno. We have a good relationship - they like me, we're all hugs and lovey. But I've never dealt with teenagers who are in such pains... I want to Help and be comfortable.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. TIA!
single, WAH mom, to my only very kind & sweet lil man
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