Again this week I didn't get much done. I did start on that mink bear on Tuesday, but it will be a few days before I can get it finished. I felt very unfocused. I think it had a lot to do with my daughter being gone out of town on a school trip for 4 days. Her first time gone that long without family. She had a great time, but I missed her a lot. I am happy she is home safely despite a 2 hour delay when the bus broke down on the highway today.
I've also had hubby home sick all week. He attempted to go back to work on
Thursday , only to be sent home by head office as he was in contact with someone who had been in Mexico. He doesn't have Swine flu, but everyone is so paranoid now, sheesh. Gotta love the media !!
Today my son came home to tell me that his high school was on lockdown all afternoon after several fights broke out. About 25 police cars arrived, and 14 students were arrested. After school all the other student were escorted by an officer to their locker only to quickly retrieve a coat to go home, nothing else , no books ,backpacks,nothing. Tonight the principal phoned to tell parents what happened and the procedure for Monday. This is my son's first ever experience with a lockdown or with the police. My stomach sank and I feel a bit frazzled over the whole thing . I would hate to think that this could escalate on Monday.
How did the world get to the place where we need security cameras and police liasons in schools, even junior high. School should be a safe place . As a mom I want to protect my kids, letting them grow up is so difficult when these things happen. Some days parenting can feel a little overwhelming.