Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Fragments June 7

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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6 comments:

bill lisleman said...

The school threats are scary and just don't belong in a child's life. Grand Canyon - everyone should see it. Only been there once but so glad I visited it.

Tettelestai said...

Mommy vans are the best place for road trips :-) We love road tripping and I hope you all have a great time in the Rockies!!

Wow, that would have been scary. But thankfully, it wasn't as serious as has happened in recent history. I am glad they have those policies in place for safety. Small towns seem so safe, though, don't they??

Stacy Uncorked said...

Summer break is always a bittersweet time, isn't it? Great to have the kids home but sad to lose out on that precious 'me' time. ;)

That whole school lock down thing totally would be scary - glad it didn't turn into something much bigger.

Oooh! Have FUN on your grand trip out West - all awesome places to visit, and will be worth being crammed inside your mommy van! ;)

Farewell to Friday for a Temporary Hiatus

Tiny little reveries said...

Oh, that must have been scary!

Your trip sounds wonderful! I'm jealous. Those kinds of trips are what memories are made of. Memories of the bickering, the smells, the endless "Are we there yets"...hee hee. No, really, it sounds like a fun trip. Hope you post some pictures when you get back!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I'm jealous of your month to yourself!

I teach in an urban area. We have code yellows several times a year, where no one can enter or leave the building, but inside we function normally, but we've never had a code red lockdown.

Have a wonderful trip!

Keetha Broyles said...

Once when I was teaching we had a real nondrill lockdown. You're right - it was scary. The worst part was not knowing why till after.

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