Gift from dead relative....
My SD7 came home and said she got to open a few gifts from her BMs family. She wasn't in her normal happy mood when she comes here. They told her one of the gifts was from her dead uncle (teen suicide) who died earlier this year. Is this extremely weird to others like it is to DH and I ?
Why would they do this to her? I understand maybe making a special ornament or some kind of remembrance trinket for him...but this seems so unhealthy/unrealistic, especially for a young child trying to understand death.
I had several relatives pass away as a child. Kids move on easier if they don't have to re-live it. I'm sure the adults in my family were sad around the holidays, but they didn't show it every chance they had to us kids because they wanted our childhood memories to be happy not filled with sadness. This isn't the first time they have "forced her to remember" in some way. BMs family seems crazy.