30th Anniversary of John Lennons Death: Do Your Kids Need to Know? – Yahoo! News


I can’t disagree with this woman more. Madalyn asked me when she was 5 how John died. I told her the truth. How could I not? Should I have ignored her question? Lied? Lying changes nothing. It happened and it was awful and there’s no fixing it, or sanitizing it, or tap-dancing around it. Maybe when she grows up she will think of how she felt when she found out what happened to John, and maybe she’ll want to do something about it so no other kids ever have to feel the way she did. Or the way Sean Lennon must have when he heard his daddy was dead.

30th Anniversary of John Lennon’s Death: Do Your Kids Need to Know?


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I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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