I am filled with sadness for the families in Connecticut.
Who goes into an elementary school and opens fire?
These were small children. Tiny little humans. Innocent boys and girls.
I imagine they went to school today with the excitement a Friday brings. I'm sure they were looking forward to the weekend, spending time with friends and family.
I imagine these children will never think of Christmas the same.
Children don't understand evil. They have no understanding of random violence. The frame of reference most children have about violence is Star Wars or Super Heros. Where only the "bad guys" are killed or kill.
I can't imagine the confusion these children are going to have and the questions they are going to ask. Their parents will have no words to tell them why this happened to their school.
In the rest of the country...
The most important thing a parent of a young child can do tonight is to turn off the tv. Shelter them from this tragedy. Don't talk about it in front of them. They don't need to know anything about it.
Children can't cope with this violence. They will not understand it if you talk to them about it. There is no way to tell your child that this man was "sick." They have no concept of mental illness.
I wish I could make this all go away.