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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-24-06 02:33 AM
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138. my daughter did that once
She said with absolute certainty "I will die tomorrow."

I kept her home from daycare and we didn't leave the house all day. I understand how deeply that kind of talk can affect a parent, and when they say that kind of thing in a not-joking way it is EXTREMELY alarming. In nursing homes the staff generally take those statements seriously, too--I've seen staff members make phone calls saying "Your mother said such-and-such and although she seems to be perfectly fine we thought you ought to know that sometimes a resident knows something we don't..." Obviously there's a difference between a 5-year-old and an 85-year-old when it comes to predicting one's demise, but premonitions are sometimes real.

And of course sometimes they aren't. If my daughter's time had come it would have come whether we stayed home or not. But I don't regret taking her feelings seriously, and I can definitely see why your son's statement creeps you out.
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