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Because 2020, my 7yo is doing remote school shooter drills

The way we’ve got things set up for the forced remote everything is we converted the dining room into a 3 desk station where my two kids and wife work. I’ve got my own space upstairs which holy crap I can’t imagine working next to the kids honestly.

The general situation is I get up and from 7-9:30ish deal with getting the childfolk up, fed, detangled, in a couple of classes. For the first part of the morning they’re the only two in the dining room, I do some work on my phone or laptop mostly organizing what I’m going to respond to as my laptop keyboard and me don’t get along.

The 7yo’s usually on a demand to stay in the dining room, but as everyone lost their headphones today somehow and the 5yo’s class was absurdly loud I let the 7yo go and take a class in her bedroom. We don’t generally let that happen as she tends to not pay a lot of attention to begin with and even less if she’s not got a human to be over her, but we had a basement flood I needed to deal with today, it was loud, it was special circumstances.

When I got back up and checked on her she’s in a virtual shelter in place instruction… school shooter drill… how to follow the teacher and where to go for crazy people coming into the school.


Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.