I was talking to my wife the other night as we lay in bed.
We want to go to London and Edinburgh with our kids next summer and I said, “well if we go there at least we won’t get shot at.”
This is what we’ve come to.
My kids go back to school in two weeks and then it’s stress time.
Any time the sound of siren passes down the street we wonder. Is that going to their school?
It’s a horrible place to be in as a human and a parent to think this way, but it’s the only way I can think.
We’ve reached a point where we cower in fear at the sound of siren, a car backfiring, and fireworks going off.
It’s not normal to act this but unfortunately it’s the point we’ve reached.
I’ve talked to other parents who react the same way and it’s terrifying.
I don’t look at this as a political issue, it’s a human rights issue.
My kids and everyone else’s kids deserve to attend school without having lockdown drills.
Myself and other parents deserve to not worry about a shooting but whether their kid is enjoying school.
I’ve reached the point where I’d rather travel overseas with my family than in the country of my birth.
My family has roots going to the 1600’s in this country. It’s about what’s right and decent not about what’s politically popular.