Month Four: On Five Stages
On the morning of the first Sunday of April, brother and sister are filled with excitement about the active day they had planned. But when Daddy tells them that Momma has a fever and the plans have to change, they have a hard time accepting it and feel a variety of emotions. Luckily, Daddy takes a pause and then tells them about something he learned from Mrs. Brown about the Five Stages of feeling loss. He sees how this connects to how they are feeling and the three of them decide to act out the Five Stages on their very own stage – the woodshed theater!
Note: this story uses Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s Five Stages of Grief as a basis for experiencing and processing disappointment.
Characters in this Story
Sylvia is the younger sister in the well-loved Martin & Sylvia stories. Five years old, she is known for her cleverness, her delight, and her wonderful sense of humor. She and her brother Martin create adventures and discover marvels -- whether they are at home or out exploring their town.
Martin is the delightful older brother in all of the various Martin & Sylvia Series. Known for his bright ideas, his enterprising spirit and his kind heart, this seven year old boy finds adventure at all turns, and in all seasons.