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A prescription for extra hugs

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

We are having some unexpected family togetherness today. The hub and I are both working from home so we can take my in-laws to the airport in the middle of the day and not waste time driving back and forth and back and forth and back and forth....

But our kid is spending the day at home as well, and that was not planned. We dropped her off at school as usual, and about an hour later got text messages from both kid and school: someone had issued an online threat to shoot up the school and kids were being excused. So, back to pick up the kid, and now we are all at home.

The kid told us she wasn't very scared because she didn't know how seriously to take the threat. I told her she didn't need to be scared to do the careful thing, that there's no point staying at school if most of the kids had left, and there's no point staying in class if all the teachers are doing are showing movies.

And I guess I'm not actually scared either. I'm just glad that people were on top of this; I'd rather everyone over-react that be blase about it. And I'm glad the kid's at home so I can embarrass her with extra hugs every few minutes. (Okay, maybe I was just a *little* anxious.)
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    I would have been relieved, too, to have my child at home after such an outrageous threat. I just can't believe what we've come to. This really gives me a heavy heart and makes me worry about the future of the US. Maybe the threat was just from a kid who wanted to avoid taking some test he didn't study for, but still--the fact that somebody has the power to do this because gun violence is ubiquitous in America--man, I just feel so angry about this.

    Sorry, Bemused, didn't mean to use your comment space to rant. I AM glad you got extra time with your precious daughter and glad she could see her grandparents on their last day in the US. Hope all went well with their departure.

    And I hope your daughter's school is back to normal tomorrow and completely secured so she can get back to living what should be her carefree teenage life!
    2021 days ago
    Are we safe anywhere anymore. It is pretty sad that a kid can't even go to school because of a threat. emoticon
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    It's sad that this has to be a worry. Some people really suck!
    2022 days ago
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