Thursday, July 21, 2005

London in the news (again)

Some of you may have heard that there were some minor explosions at three Tube stops and on one bus in London today. Again, we are all safe. Details are still quite sketchy. For up-to-the-minute updates, check the BBC News site.

We have decided, however, to employ a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy concerning these recent developments with our five-year-old. As no one is sure when/if these terrible events will stop, I see no need to make our son nervous about going on the Underground or worried about his father, who uses it every day. Because the explosions were minor, we think it's best to leave it and have him worry about the things that are important to him: i.e. when he'll be able to see "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" or what he will do on his last day of school, which is tomorrow.

The two-year-old is completely oblivious. Lucky him. His most immediate concern is, "When will I eat my next chocolate chip cookie?" I wish my most immediate concern was the same.


Michelle Mitchell said...

me too...but also looking forwrad to watching "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" - was on Irish TV every christmas when i was a kid. Love it!

Kathryn Quigley said...

School is just ENDING???? Do kids in England actually get a summer break? Or is it like Japan.

Elle said...

I'm 40. My first thought is still "When will I eat my next chocolate chip cookie?"

Do I need to worry?