Jmac

Day's of Random
2001-09-12 22:51:37 (UTC)

The Day The Sky's Went Silent

Yesterday I had to explain to my seven year old son why
there were no airplanes in the sky when he got out of
school. You see he lives next to the Indianapolis
International Airport. I told him that the sky's had to be
quiet for a few hours. As we drove by the airport he stared
out the window. "But mom look at all those planes!" In less
then 64 minutes the airport had landed safely 67 planes. I
just didnt know what to tell him. He's only seven you know.
Someday when he gets older I can explain to him but today,
the day after, I had to explain to him what a terrorist was.
Its days like this that makes being a parent a hard thing.
I had to explain to him what a terrorist was, and why what
happened had happened, and why everyone was sad. All he
asked with tears in his eyes was.."mom were there any kids
in the planes or buildings?" I couldnt say yes or no
because we dont know. ITs days like this that makes
everything hard.