yep I do understand fear and being scared for your children and the unknown, but that is no reason for lashing out.
Okay a little backstory, on Saturday I received a phone call from a parent in Chiara's Class that a little girl in the first grade had died of what she believed to be pneumonia and there would be a meeting today at 8:30am. I, of course chose to tell my child myself so I could answer any questions along with G.
Flash forward to today and the meeting, there was one parent who kept lashing out saying things weren't handled right. There were about 75 parents at this meeting. He kept saying they shouldn't see it in the papers and there should be some sort of number to call. Last week was a school holiday no one was arround. I was able to get a phone call and new about the meeting me who doesn't answer the phone. There wasn't much information to be had. This parent kept lashing out saying things weren't handled right. I felt so bad for the principal (who by the way set up the 8:30 meeting and representatives from the health department, from Atlanta where her daughter just had a baby). I also felt bad for the parent coordinator and a representative from the PTA who had the responsiblity of calling the teachers and class parents.
I guess the reason I felt so upset was after it was explained that there was no risk for any other child to have the illness I thought we should focus on the family and children. I feel that we should help out this family who has had their lives irrevocably altered and you know what I did I spoke up. I never speak up but I did. I remember when Anthony was first hurt the help and support the community gave and I guess I thought it was time to pay it forward locally. I also remember the help family and friends have given me during my own tragedies and thought it was time to pay it forward.
And you know what I had 4 people come up to me after the meeting and thank me for my words and for having the courage to speak out. So I guess I did something good today and I am so sorry for the family's loss, words cannot describe how my heart is broken for them but hopefully we can help them in some simple way.
So yes I understand fear and being scared for your childs life possilby more than others, but I don't understand lashing out at innocent people who are trying to help and have their own grief to deal with.