It is still hard to talk about what happened in Newtown.
When I was finally able to peel myself away from my work computer on Friday, I picked up my 5yo son from his after-school program and took him to a holiday party. We parked across the street from the house and waited hand-in-hand to cross. I watched the cars drive past us, my mind still in a bit of a fog about the events of the day.
"Mommy, we have to look both ways before crossing the street because we can't get hit by a car. Don't worry, I'll protect you"
He pronounced it 'protet' because of his lisp.
I'll protect you, he said to his mom.
This is just hard.
Note: We are wearing green and white on Monday, Dec. 17th in solidarity with #newtown