The Tylonel murders that led to safety packaging happened while I was still of trick or treating age.
Adam Walsh went missing and turned out to have been murdered when I was of babysitting age.
Two students from school went camping at a local campground and were murdered when I was in High School.
My best friend and I were followed to school several days by a man in a truck who told police he "just wanted to look at the pretty girls."
Columbine happened when I was pregnant with our second child. I watched it unfold on TV while our oldest was napping.
The world is not any more or less safe today than it was 40 years ago.
So why, when I drop our 17 year old at the theater, do I worry as though the worst will happen if I just leave him there?
Elizabeth Stone said, "To have a child is to forever have your heart go walking around outside of your body."
There needs to be a What to Expect the Teenage and College Years because this angst was not covered in the baby books.
I've always thought Love You Forever was creepy and my husband says the mom in that book is a stalker. But, I'm starting to understand where the mom is coming from...
But both my guys have nixed my idea of hubby and me buying an RV and splitting time between the homes they will have with their families.