It's the end of the week and we are invited to unload our fragmented thoughts at Half-past Kissing Time. Please visit Mrs. 4444 and see who else is fragmenting today.
It's the last day of school for the children today, which is a happy day for them, a sad day for me. My month of having the house to myself for 6 hours a day is sadly over. My university semester ended May 3 and it has been a wonderful time of sleeping in late!
I do have one big fragment this week, and it's a bit scary. We live in a small town and have little crime beyond running red lights. However, Tuesday someone was resisting arrest and ran from the police, and approached and crossed school property. The police called for a school lockdown, just in case. This was scary for my children because they knew it was not a drill, and they did not know what was going on. It's a good thing actually I did not know this was happening because I would have shown up at their school and just gotten in the way.
How scary that they have to get in the corner, or behind desks that offer little protection. The police did catch their man, the lockdown was lifted and eventually everyone came home. The Girl was quite scared and hugged Mom tightly. Second Son played it tough. First Son did not seem perturbed at all.
We leave Wednesday next week for a grand trip out west - Grand Canyon, Colorado, Wyoming and Yellowstone. Wish us luck, all crammed inside a mommy van!