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    My grandma is currently in respite care (for those unfamiliar, it is essentially a short-stay 'low-care' nursing home). This afternoon when my son and I went to visit her we met a lovely lady on her way out to feed the birds (/have a smoke!), and my 2.5 year old was pretty impressed with her as he has had a bird obsession for a long time. She was telling us she is leaving tomorrow, and my grandma explained she is going to a hospice as she has cancer and clearly doesn't have long to go. My grandma was telling her about how she always saved scraps for 'her magpies' and the lady asked my grandma if she would feed the birds for her once she was gone. Anyway... my son painted some plaster animals yesterday, one of which was a bird, and he kept talking about 'the bird lady' until he went to sleep. Would it be weird if we took in the ornament he painted for her? He told me earlier he wanted to share his bird stickers with her . I thought it was a sweet idea (though we ran out of bird stickers!) but I didn't know if it would be odd, I know the lady has very limited family remaining/travelling to spend her last days with her and I thought it would be nice for her to know she was in peoples thoughts..

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    That sounds really sweet. ^^ I dont see why she'd have a problem with it.

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    I don't think that's weird at all. I think she would love it!!

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    I think it's a beautiful idea. The world needs more of this....it's a loving and giving gesture x

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    Gosh no! I spent years working in aged care, I bet it would make her day- what a sweetie you have

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    Thanks for replying! I thought it was okay but when I told someone about her tonight they thought it was weird. I assumed it was just them, I'll go with that

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    That is so sweet, your son is gorgeous. Definitely do it, it will make an old lady happy =)

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    She would love it! What a sweet boy!

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    Definitely do it. My 4yr old dd visited her great grandfather in a hospice and ended up putting on a 'concert' and singing songs to all the clients living there, and the joy and happiness it created for them is just amazing. Your doing an amazing job raising your son to want to do this! Good on you and your son.

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    That is very sweet!

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