The Disappointment Is The Scary Part
This article proves that kids have a preoccupation with unaliving people. There’s the ones who announce how they’ll store your remains and tote them around for eternity, and then there’s kids like this one who are trying to figure out how to send your soul on a permanent vacation.
If we crawl into a child’s psyche, we might discover what was happening in Bean’s bean. Perhaps they heard heaven was awesome and the only way to get there is the afterlife, or maybe they just learned about life insurance payouts. Bean’s disappointment probably had their parents locking the bedroom door at night regardless of the reason.