Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tyler

One of Bayley's friends was murdered on Friday. His name was released today, and tomorrow there will be counsellors at school to help the kids with questions. It's hard when there are no good answers to your child's questions.

Bayley was worried about how the 1st graders will react when they find out because 1st and 2nd have recess together and Tyler was always nice to the 1st graders. He wondered who would help collect the soccer balls when recess was over because Tyler was always out in the field. he said he'd miss him on the bus the most since they laughed a lot there.

He was worried about how Tyler's best friend Joey would feel.

What do you say when there aren't any words?

4 comments:

Mama K said...

So sorry to hear - Must have been that poor kid that dad shot?
What a horrible thing.

Perky Nihilist said...

Oh my goodness. Poor Bayley.

What do you say to your child in a situation like this?

What a horrible thing to go through.

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

It's awful. The entire school was told, and now Hayden is obsessed with telling everyone we meet that Bayley'd friend Tyler is dead. I think it's just his way of trying to processing it.

And with us thinking of moving out of the neighborhood, Bayley is doubly bothered...

Mama K said...

What is this moving out of the neighborhood?? when did that come about??