I spent last night at Sister #2’s eating take out Chinese and hanging. It was a lot of fun. Jaycie and Max showed me all the books they wanted from the latest book order and we spent a lot of time talking about Beverly Cleary books.
As bedtime approached they started talking about the next school day. Apparently they were having a ‘lockdown’ drill that was causing much anxiety.
Jaycie explained that it’s a drill the school has in case an intruder comes into the school. My mind boggled that they even had to have such an exercise. It’s not like the good old days like when I was in school and any random stranger could wander the halls. Sister #2 spent a lot of time reassuring them that it would be fine and their teachers would tell them what they had to do.
“Aunt Jodi,” Max said. “Do you think they’ll have a real intruder there?”
“No,” I said. “Do they start the school on fire for your fire drills?”
You could see the realization of what that meant come over his face. “Oh yeah. You’re so smart.”