I think it is just terrible and my heart goes out to all of those involved. My brother and sister-in-law live about 5 miles from where it happened so my first thoughts was were they all OK but I talked to my brother and he said they were OK just shaken up. I can't wrap my brain around why anyone would want to do this...all those innocent children. The first thing I did when my 5 and 10 year old got home yesterday from school was hugged them and wouldn't let go for a long time and also told them that I loved them. What are your reactions and if you have younger children did you tell them and if so how?
Well my first reaction was a combination of shock, disbelief & heart wrenching sorrow. I just cried for a while. When I went to get my dau after school yesterday, I said, "I'm sorry if this embarrasses you, but mommy could really use a hug right now" & have her a long hug & kissed that sweet face. I held her hand as we walked to the car. And when she asked what was wrong, I told her the few details that I knew at that point. Mainly that a bad man went into a school far away from us & shot some children. That I was sad for them & their parents. I will keep her from seeing too much of the news coverage, but will discuss it w/her if she has questions or concerns.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:25 PM on Dec. 15, 2012
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:54 AM on Dec. 15, 2012
I did tell my kids yesterday, but didn't let them watch any of it on the news. I just told them what I knew and that there is still a lot of information that we don't know. That more info will come with time and hopefully we can figure out how to prevent something like this from happening again. I did not go into detail with them. They are 7 and almost 10.
I'm not reading or watching most of what is going on now. I will wait a little longer until more reliable information is obtained and released. Yesterday's news feeds were chaotic and at times very incorrect with the information that was coming out. I don't want to politicize this at all. It is a tragedy and my heart and prayers go to those that were impacted and those that lost loved ones. Correct information and answers for the families is all I can hope for, as closure on this isn't likely for anyone.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:17 PM on Dec. 15, 2012
Answer by virginiamama71 at 1:21 PM on Dec. 15, 2012
When I first heard I was praying they had numbers wrong. I am just disgusted. I didn't say anything to dd and kept her away from the tv while I was watching because she is only 4 and will be starting school next year and I don't want to scare her. If I didn't think she'd be missing out on anything and wasn't concerned about her social skills I'd be homeschooling. I can't even imagine what those parents are going through.
Answer by Hollyhock. at 1:28 PM on Dec. 15, 2012
Answer by older at 1:50 PM on Dec. 15, 2012
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Answer by okmanders at 4:17 PM on Dec. 15, 2012