What do you think?

Was up at 4 a.m. this morning (naturally no alarm) and laid in bed for about half an hour scrolling through my news feed and falling down the rabbit hole. I start with one and if not careful will end up on a subject very far removed from where I began.

This morning though I was a little alarmed and more than a little perturbed that in B.C. some schools have had to go into lock down and will continue to due so for the foreseeable future. Children will not be allowed to leave the school. If parents need to see or get their child(ren) they will have to call and make arrangements with the school.

Now typically this is a response that we see when there is any serious incidents close to the schools. T’s school has gone into lockdown once so far and been evacuated once as well. His dad had to pick him after 5 at the school after the lockdown that was how long it took before they were able to clear the area and determine the threat. The other time a bomb threat was called in because someone did not want to take a test is what was bandied around.

However it is not as though there is an active shooter prowling the schools. No in fact it was anti-vaxxers. Into three elementary schools demanding to speak with principals. Yes you are reading that right. Adults romped into three elementary schools to protest.

IN THE SCHOOLS.

So I ask you what are your thoughts?

We can protest all we want. Peacefully and without causing terror. We do not storm buildings. We do not stop people from seeking hospital aid. We do not practice violent behviour towards our elected officials.

I cannot tell a lie. The last two have occurred in Canada. People blocking access to hospitals. People hurling abuse and projectiles at our candidates. Signs being slashed and hateful speech printed over. (The last one occurred with our liberal candidate in my riding.) He is transgender and lives with his husband and their two children. You can imagine what type of bullshit was spewed on his signs. And the disgusting thing is someone took the time to design and print up the stickers that were placed around the city.

I want things to be better for T when he is an adult. I want things to be better for everyone but it is the generations coming up behind us that will have to do the hard work.

copyrighted Sept. 18/21

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I Am Done!

https://steinbachonline.com/local/hanover-mother-demands-answers-or-will-call-for-resignation-of-school-officials

This is insane. We are a city of 20000+ and this woman makes these asinine demands. She also created two protests, petition and demands the school board resign if not accepted.

She also threatened parents will pull their children from schools, teachers will quit or go on leave, substitutes will not be found. Children in school system will fail.

By all means pull those kids from school. I don’t need them around my son.

Quit because you don’t want to wear a mask? Where are you going to work now?

Go on stress leave over a mask? Doctors are savvy just saying. As are insurance companies. When I was on leave I had to see my doctor bi-weekly to monitor and see when I could resume going back to work. No substitutes? I will volunteer. And I am sure there are others who would do so as well.

4000 parents and children protested. Now kids can’t really protest when they are 5-10 year age range unless truly into a cause. I know kids that age who kick ass but vast majority are still thinking and feeling as their parents tell them to.

Such a small portion of the population making life miserable for the rest of us in our community. Do they think we all want to run around masked? I would love to run out quickly to grab groceries or something from Coop next door without first putting my contacts in.

Maybe they would like to have a hot flash while wearing a mask.

I met with T’s teacher Tuesday and same as before. Masks are required in class unless proper social distancing can be maintained. Gym and recess masks obviously can be removed.

So two hours at most between breaks. I wear mine for 8 hours a day. Sometimes longer if I also have errands to run. Surgeons wear masks for hours on end yet not one of them complains.

This is selfishness pure and simple. Grow up. Do not make demands that the school board can do nothing about because it is a public health mandate. But those who are so superior think that make demands snap my fingers and get it done.

I am beginning to find it harder and harder to keep my mouth shut. There maybe a day soon folks where I end up on the front page of our local paper as the woman who fought back.

©Sept. 9/21. Meme found on Facebook