Taking My Kids For A Stroll At The Cemetery

“Yay! I wanna see a dead body! I wanna see a skeleton!”

Kiddos in a cemetery in Brazil — author’s family photos

My 8yoD(aughter) was excited. I asked my 7yoS(on) too, who was indifferent, but my 5yoS(on) got really excited too, so we all started running uphill.

Before we crossed the final street, 5yoS was so excited he almost got run over.

“That’s how you end up in the cemetery forever, son”.



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Mary Cheens

Mary Cheens


Mindful addiction recovery. Failing in my close relationships. Exposing my trauma, naked & afraid.