It would be unusual if an 11 year old child was NOT upset over missing out on a Disneyland trip. Children that age are innately selfish. It is just a fact. Perhaps planning a special outing at another time for the 11 year old and explaining that this may be the ill child's last Christmas. You can never start teaching compassion to early.
thankyou. No, U can never start teaching compassion too early. This is a great thought. I luve the quote: Sympathy say's "I'm sorry"...Compassion say's "I'll help."
They are different. Too many just are sympathtic, you know.
Yes, I can see what you say, it would be hard for a chlid, anyone not to got to Disneyworld. The main thing here is" this is not a FUN trip." this will not be staying out all day riding rides, visiting character's. The ill child will have to sleep, rest during the day..at most, she'll have 2-3 hrs. daily in the park, due to her medical condition and supplies, so it really isn't a trip for "anyone" wanting to "live it up."
It is best for the bio child to wait and go somewhere, even there again, wiht her parent's and really live it up! LIke another person stated, I hope one day this 11 yr. old will understand the difference, and she will know why she was told "this is not the right trip to go on right now" and wait until this dying child has her dream/wish and then the mom and her daughter can go somewhere special..thank you so much for sharing...bless you..