Yesterday was my daughters second day of kindergarten (where I am working as an aide) and my sons first day of pre-school (where he will go two days each week to allow me to work as an aide). During our morning drive to these schools I was listening to Laura Ingrahams radio program. She was talking about Beslans legacy and why we should absolutely expect something like that here. Needless to say, this only added to my anxiety. While my daughters school is in a private home, the pre-school is a large, Christian school on a major thoroughfare in Southern California. I found myself checking out all the exits and entrances in the school. "Does the security system work?" I found myself asking. My son had a great day and loved his teacher, but I cant wait until January when he can join us at the kingdergarten!
As a father myself, I hope to God that our children are not threatened by any "freedom fighters," "insurgents," "rebels," or "activists" - terrorists.