I usually love it when my children ask a question which demonstrates a new level of adult comprehension. I enjoy the conversations which tend to follow. However the question “What do internet predators want kids for?” is never going to be fun to answer. Especially when the child asks astute follow up questions if my answers tend to the general. I believe if a child has enough emotional and social development to ask the question, that child ought to be given a truthful answer even if the answer is disturbing. Unfortunately some questions require definitions of terms and discussions of biological realities. So I am now trying to think happy thoughts.
In addition to the question above, today included a child with an ingrown toenail. Some significant crankiness which was well managed by those who felt it, but still spread out a bit. Extra trips out to run errands for two kids. A declaration that Mythbusters qualifies as a family activity. Cold and snow that is beginning to melt. Work on the family photo book. And… something else. Surely there must be something else to help me account for all the hours between now (9:40 pm) and 6:30 this morning.
Ah well. Hopefully tomorrow can feel more focused, less interrupted, and calmer.
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