My son turned six last month. He started Kindergarden this year and his second adult tooth is growing in. He loves all things Star Wars and has recently really gotten into Beyblades. He loves his little brother and plays with him all day long. The sometimes fight and he's very good at coming to Mommy to tell on his little brother's schenanigans. Recently, his brother threw a trash bucket at him and gave him a Harry Potter esque scar between his eyebrows:
I didn't hear about the Conneticut shooting until the end of the day on Friday. I was shocked to hear that it had happened at an elementary school. The next day, I learned the ages of the victims. A friend of mine who is a Kindergarden teacher posted on Facebook,"Six and seven year olds." And I knew she was talking about the victims. My immediate thought was, my son is six. My beautiful, precious, first born son is six years old and he could have been a victim of this act of violence.
I've already written about my thoughts on guns way before this tragedy. I really do hope and pray that this tragedy will help take guns off the streets of America. No, it won't prevent every mass murder, but even if it prevents just one, I think it's worth it.
The Korean has a very interesting post on guns here.
- Mourning and praying,