...there are no words to describe my horror at today's news. Nothing feels right and nothing feels safe. I keep thinking about the victims' and their families' last normal hours. Last night everyone was glad the next day would be Friday. Teachers were double checking their supplies and lesson plans. Children were sneaking candy canes off their Christmas trees.
Four months into the school year, the daily routine is well-honed. Teachers can focus on academics and holiday assemblies instead of classroom management and safety drills. Parents can give their children a quick goodbye kiss, check to make sure they have their lunch and then go on with the workday knowing the kids are okay.
Except now I don't think I'll be able to do those things ever again.