After my sons’ school was broken into they had lots of questions.
My kids are obsessed with robbers. It’s to the point where they are so paranoid they won’t sleep at night until they know I have locked the front door.
Normally I’m able to reassure them with a simple “don’t worry mummy and daddy are here and will keep you safe, they won’t get us” but yesterday they both rushed home from school to enthusiastically tell me their school had been broken into.
It was think their first real experience with a break in and it meant they were as equally fascinated as they were terrified.
They had a million thoughts rushing through their little minds.
“Why our school?”
“Why would they steal our stuff?”
“Will they come and get us at home?”
“Mum do all robbers have guns?”
I have no idea if the people who robbed the school had guns but my 5-year-old was convinced they must have.
It’s hard to reassure kids that these people probably didn’t want to hurt anyone when it was the first time they had been a part of this sort of incident, even as a third party, and they’d spent a day seeing the damaged office and classrooms.