children are so morbid.
i was subbing a class of three/four yr olds and trying to engage them in creative play. the playground has some shallow craterous holes and i tried making them playing on the moon etc.. but the only thing that got them Hype was when i said "okay get the hole were doing funerals"
i explained that what you do is "get in the hole and we say eulogies. you say what you like about your friend and say bye."
so a child eagerly crouches up in the hole, and another is SO EXCITED and laughing and then.. i say, okay, whats your eulogy? what do you like about him?
and the other child stops short. gets real quiet. crouches down. sprinkles some dirt ever so gingerly on his friend. its suddenly a very serious moment for him.
he says, "sammie," in such a gentle and tearful tone, as if they have any concept of this game past saying scripts and playing in a hole, he says, "sammie... i really like your pikachu shirt." and then sprinkles se dirt on him amd walks away and immediately gets distracted like any other fucking child