Watching the news has become a depressing event. Whenever I try to catch up on current events, I'm bombarded with news of kidnappings, murders, lost children, etc.
I live in the Central Florida and for months we've heard nothing but about Caylee Anthony. And last night after the news covered her memorial service, they had news that a 5 year old girl was snatched from her bed. After that, a man raped a younger girl after holding her hostage for a few hours.
It's all just so... troubling.
Especially when I have a young daughter that will one day grow up and try to step into this crazy world we have.
How do I protect her?
How do I guarantee that she won't fall victim to some sort of ridiculous crime? Do I sign her up for martial arts? Kickboxing? Do I go psycho Mom and shelter her for the rest of her life?
Because I have to be honest, as she's sleeping besides me when I watch the news, I'm tempted to make her sleep between myself and my husband until she marries.
This whole thing fills me with this nauseous knot in my stomach. It tears me apart that such crimes even exist. What kind of person snatches a 5 year old out of her own bed? What kind of person kills a helpless child?
The bigger question is: what can we do about it?
The Fairy Reading Tent
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