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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Lock down

Do you practice “lock down” with your kids?

Not too long ago, I had this discussion with friends. Some of my dear friends did not want to discuss things like lock downs, what to do when you see a gun, etc, with their children. For the fear of scaring them, or because it seems too negative.

We choose to talk to our kids about these things, even if we live in a pretty “safe” community.

Recently, my son, 4, and I got to practice “lock down” and low crawl “for real”. Thankfully, the police apprehended the person and everything ended without anyone being harmed. I am disturbed that most of the adults and children with us were so confused and scared that they did not know how to react when I yelled “drop down!”. One of my friends said today: “You should have told them to get down and wiggle like a worm.” There was no time for games; guns were drawn, and bullets have no name once they fly.

This day has rattled my life. Nowadays, these situations are becoming more frequent.

My son dropped like a stone to the floor and low crawled over to me.
I have never been so grateful for discussing a sticky subject with my child, and letting him watch COPS :).

Lock down

Do you practice “lock down” with your kids?

Not too long ago, I had this discussion with friends. Some of my dear friends did not want to discuss things like lock downs, what to do when you see a gun, etc, with their children. For the fear of scaring them, or because it seems too negative.

We choose to talk to our kids about these things, even if we live in a pretty “safe” community.

Recently, my son, 4, and I got to practice “lock down” and low crawl “for real”. Thankfully, the police apprehended the person and everything ended without anyone being harmed. I am disturbed that most of the adults and children with us were so confused and scared that they did not know how to react when I yelled “drop down!”. One of my friends said today: “You should have told them to get down and wiggle like a worm.” There was no time for games; guns were drawn, and bullets have no name once they fly.

This day has rattled my life. Nowadays, these situations are becoming more frequent.

My son dropped like a stone to the floor and low crawled over to me.
I have never been so grateful for discussing a sticky subject with my child, and letting him watch COPS :).

Soul Searching

Happy 2007 to you!!

A new year is beginning, and in my train of thought each new year brings new opportunity. Out with the old, in with the new.

I just started an online program with one of my favorite authors and visionary, Denise Linn. You can do this 28 day program for FREE (and yes, it is still good) at http://www.deniselinn.com

Enjoy, and let me know how it goes!

I am on Day 3, level 3. Time to tackle that self-feeding clothes stack.

Soul Searching

Happy 2007 to you!!

A new year is beginning, and in my train of thought each new year brings new opportunity. Out with the old, in with the new.

I just started an online program with one of my favorite authors and visionary, Denise Linn. You can do this 28 day program for FREE (and yes, it is still good) at http://www.deniselinn.com

Enjoy, and let me know how it goes!

I am on Day 3, level 3. Time to tackle that self-feeding clothes stack.