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“Why do you keep kissing me?” my 5-year-old giggled before he left for school this morning. I had a pit in my stomach and wanted him to stay home. I couldn’t tell him. He doesn’t know about the children in Connecticut. My son still thinks school is a safe, fun place and that is how it should be. We cannot live in fear. We can grieve for the innocent children and adults murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I think about those babies every time I look at mine. Of course, we can and should…Continue
I woke up at 4 a.m. from a sound sleep, jumped up and ran to the bathroom to get a bucket. I think I pulled a muscle. How did I know my 5-year-old was about to puke? I have no idea. Of course, I got to his bedroom two seconds too late. In hindsight, letting him eat a chocolate cupcake before bed wasn’t the best decision made as a parent.
While I waited for him to fall back to sleep I logged on to a local website. The headline was tragic. A 17-year-old from my town had been killed in a…Continue