“All Day Tomorrow Is Fire Drills”
Child overestimates safety tradition
When I got home today, Kina asked me if I did “safety drills” when I was as small as she is. The way she asked suggested there was more to safety than just leaving the building in an orderly fashion, and so I told her that I had learned about fires and tornadoes when I was young, and that I had never had to escape either a fire or a tornado, but it was good to learn how to, just in case. What I didn’t tell her was that there are so many more things that kids have to learn to protect themselves from now, and that it would not surprise me if it took all day to practice them all. God willing, she never has to escape from those things either, but good to spend all day on it, just in case.