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  •  When my 7 and 9 year old got home the elder (1+ / 0-)
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    was all about the agressive dog on the walk home. (He walks with his buddy) and the little one was all into some new baked plastic in the toaster over and make jewelry someone gave her for her Bday. Hours later, she's still playing with her stuff, eldest playing kill the space ship computer game. I read of many violent things all the time but don't normally discuss them with my kids.

    Bunch of young moms were by mid day. From what I could understand of their gossip it was mostly about mutual friends and comments on food.

    What might seem big news to us news hounds and political junkies barely registers in the consciousness of the kids. Not too far away some little girl was abducted and dismembered on the way to school. Crazy teenager. It was a while until they caught the guy. Had a talk with the oldest with watching out for his sister. When he asked why I told him exactly what some people are like. He understood the whole thing. Kids sometimes get it.

    Sometimes I think parents flipping out is the biggest problem.

    We've found the US to be relatively safe. Especially  here in the burbs.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:23:08 PM PST

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      What might seem big news to us news hounds and political junkies barely registers in the consciousness of the kids.
      We started the evening just focusing on our usual routine and basically ignored the news.  My daughter is into her new pet cat now.

      We're likely to hear the news on the radio though and I want to have a 1-5 minute conversation this weekend with my 10 year old to create a base of reassurance for her.  It will be a topic of conversation at her school on Monday.

      I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

      by Satya1 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:16:16 PM PST

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