I'm debating this sentence. Your kids don't GO to school, so I'm telling you what REALITY is like. And if you disagree with me, feel free to correct me.It is unfortunate that kids can not go to school and not have to worry about what could happen, but it is not the reality that we live in today.
And you are free to make any assumption you like about my life, as you know that if you are incorrect I will correct you.
Just like you manage to drive your kids in your car without fear of death, I manage to keep the reality of the stats in my mind when it comes to school, preschool, the gym etc, yes.
I'll admit there are days that I hear something or think of something and yes it is hard to let my baby go. She's 4 and has limited communication skills. The other 98% of the days I don't give it another thought. I don't sit there all day long thinking about the bad things that could happen. My mom takes them 2x a week. I don't sit there and worry about potential car crashes on their way to an errand at Target or the grocery store.
Although we may not actively worry about things like our kids in the car, we have, as a society, decided that we need to make them safer by requiring car seats and seat belts. Although we may no longer 'actively' worry about flying, we have added extra security to ensure the safety of travelers. While I don't think that guns are the answer, and I would be upset if that happened in my kids school, I can also see that over the years we have been addressing these worries for our kids in school with things like lock down drills and locked doors. So really, there must be people out there who are worried, even if it isnt an active cry as your child walks away worry, it is thought about often enough to try to enforce some change.
We have yet to have the mass school shootings at the levels that they seem to happen in the states, so I cant really say what I would be calling for, or feeling if we did. But I am totally one of those people who would be worried, even if it isnt an active, keep them home from school worry.
Not sure I am being clear (lack of sleep and all). For example, my littles and I go to a playgroup in a school near here. Generally the school works their lockdown practices so that we are not there because they dont want to scare the littles by making them sit in the dark, so yesterday was the first day we were there for one. We knew it was coming, so were listening for it, but the intercom speaker didnt work in our room and we still almost missed it. Now, I am not super worried about being in a lock down at that school. It doesnt scare me to take my kids there, but when another mother and I passed the principal in the hallway later that day, we felt the need to tell her about the intercom not working, because there was a 'worry' that we would miss a real lock down if one happened.
Now I think I am rambling.....sorry if this makes no sense
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
That's what I'm trying to say. There is normal worry and then there is active worry where I think we need to be under protection.
Why don't you think you need armed guards as a person? Obama has the SS. Do you not think you deserve that?
When I am home we have a security system. I don't use it while we're home. I don't think it is an active threat for me to use it. When I go into my office there is security guards (unarmed) and we have gates and doors that you can only pass through if you have your ID. That's because we deal with sensitive information. I don't think my home needs that level of security.
Call to 911 was in, they were aware of the problem, but they weren't there yet.