Just need to vent about this
The school sent home a memo that a suspiscious character was hanging around the primary school near me. Apparently there has been a known sexual predator living in the area for years!
It sickens me that my children are not able to be children - to run around free in their own neighborhood, visit back and forth with their friends, and most of all be made to feel afraid.
I know that I have to educate them about sexual predation, kidnappers and other such scum, but it would be really nice if in our society our children could be children.
I read an article recently in a magazine about a woman who was being stalked and the community that rallied around her. Everyone took turns making sure that this woman and her children were safe.
My usual Mom free floating anxiety has peaked. It's not enough that we have to protect them from disease (as we can), make them wear bike helmets and apply sunscreen every two minutes, now I have to look at ll of my neighbors as potential abusers of my darling kids.
Sorry to run on at the mouth about this, but it is dwelling on my mind