I totally relate to your post about kids making you feel old. Just recently, Little Man explained to his friend that his mommy was OLDER than his daddy. She is really old. Thanks a lot kid.
Today I have a play date schedule for my kids after school. It is a play date with a new friend and the mom and I were texting to confirm. After we confirmed that we would play at my house she texted me: “Do you have a gun in your home? If so, how is it secured?”
I was shocked.
I wasn’t upset or offended, just shocked. I had never thought to ask this before. I had never thought to be concerned about this. I don’t happen to have guns in my home, unless you are talking about water blasters, of which I have many (too many)!
I am not a gun owner, perhaps that is why this wasn’t on my radar. But should it be? Should this be something that I ask now? Maybe. With all the stories you read about drowning or secondary drowning, we also ask if they have a pool? Or will be playing with water?
I think many moms now think to ask about allergies, which is great. So many people are more aware. Do we now need to keep these other dangers in mind. Perhaps.
I am not saying yes or no. However, I am going to be thinking about it.
What do you think?