How do you teach a 3 year old that cruelty exists in this world for no good reason at all? How do you tell a 3 year old that the birds we have watched for weeks build a nest, lay an egg, and care for it are dead? How do you explain that the perpetrator was a heartless person (if you can call them a person)? A person who threw rocks at them and left their bodies between pieces of nest scattered on the ground.
I cried for a good hour this morning. The only upside being that I didn't take Lily to see them today because we were running late. But now I have to explain the empty space in our carport where the birds are supposed to be.