My 78 yo Dad was just diagnosed with prostate cancer. The full extent is yet to be determined. My understanding is that typically this is very treatable and probably not that big of a deal in the big scheme of things.
My question is does anybody have any insight as to how to tell my kids? I am always matter-of-fact with them in an age-approprate way. At 10 & 8 I think that I can be fairly straightforward with my girls about practically everything, within reason, including this.
I guess I should mention that we are active Christians and my kids attend parochial school. My Dad is philosophical about this and knows what will be will be, no one here gets out alive. So while this isn’t great news, hey, that’s life. Life goes on, and in that vein we are going to the Chicago Auto Show together like we do every year, my once a year bonding ritual with my Dad.
Any thoughts on what to say to my kids?