Homes have changed. They have. That means that we have to change too. We have to do everything in our power to make sure that our kids are taken care of. That means giving a little for a common good, compromise. Together, we can do great things. I truly believe that.
There were three lock-down occurrences yesterday in our surrounding school districts. One student within our district was caught threatening our school, along with many others surrounding ours. My mind was racing all day with fear and worry, along with all of the other parents.
Kids like mine don't survive school shootings.
Here are my thoughts I wanted to share: I've thought about this long, and hard. And I know that kids like mine don't survive school shootings. Special needs kids. Kids that can't understand, that can't comprehend what's going on around them don't make it. Kids that can't keep quiet for two hours, let alone five minutes if they were shoved in a closet. Kids that won't run if you scream at them to get away. Parents like me that work hard EVERY DAY raising our kids, pouring love into our kids. Parents LIKE ME with disabled kids that would do whatever we could to save them.
Homes have changed. We have to change, too.
Wake up to the reality that me, and so many other parents face. You most likely didn't have to send your kids to school under these circumstances. It's much easier to point the finger and say that parents have changed. Homes have changed. They have. That means that we have to change, too. We have to do everything in our power to make sure that our kids are taken care of.
Give a little for common good, compromise.
That means giving a little for a common good, compromise. It means giving way to new ideas and putting some legislation in place to maybe not entirely stop things like this from happening, but putting up safeguards and common sense practice in place to prevent some of it. We can't stop bad things from happening, but we CAN try our damn best to prevent them.
Together, we can do great things.
I don't have all of the answers, but I'm smart enough to know that we won't have ANY solution unless we are able to come together and do SOMETHING. Collectively throwing our hands up in the air and offering thoughts and prayers is no longer cutting it.
I'm ONE mom, ONE perspective, but TOGETHER, WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS. I truly believe that.