On Friday night, the Princess and I had a talk in her bedroom away from the little ears. I explained what happened in Sandy Hook to her. She cried and we hugged. We discussed what to do in an emergency such as that. We talked about a meeting place if something happened at her school and we needed to come and get her.
It was a heavy bunch of topics for a Friday night and, frankly, Sandy Hook has left me more than a little bit devastated this weekend. I think that’s true for most of us.
But, I don’t want to get too deep on a Monday and this will all come full circle in a second.
We’ve kept the news from Littlebit and Baby Bee. I saw no reason to plant the idea in Littlebit’s head that her safe school is not. Because the truth is, despite the horror of mass shootings, most places really are safe. Including our schools.
This week, I asked for help in making our menu plan. I asked each family member to pick a meal. Not surprisingly, we all ended up picking comfort food. Even Littlebit who will skip off into Kindergarten with nary a care in the world.
Saturday and Sunday aren’t yet planned because, well, Christmas is coming and things are about to get SPECTACULAR around here.