My 5 year old had his first lockdown drill in Kindergarten today.
He told me it wasn’t a fire drill – it was just in case an intruder comes into the school.
He said it casually, as if intruders coming into his school are something to be expected, like recess.
He said it was dark but he wasn’t scared at all, because he was wearing a glow-in-the-dark shirt.
He’s little so he doesn’t know that glow-in-the-dark shirts are useless against intruders.
He’s so little.
And the world is too big sometimes.
At least it’s too big for all of us who know why we need lockdown drills, but who wish with everything we’ve got that we didn’t.