Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In the News

Kids are very perceptive.

They know something is going on even if they don't know the whole story.

One day, my youngest son came home from school and asked, "What's the news on Humpty Dumpty?"

Who is he referring to?

Canadian Senator, Mike Duffy or Toronto Mayor Rob Ford?

Both politicians are linked to scandal.

Great.

Overshadowing the devastation in the Philippines.

This question had my head spinning; and left me speechless.

I completely ignored his inquiry, and diverted his attention to homework.

In light of recent events, I've decided to turn off the television or change the channel whenever the local news is on.

Honestly, my boys don't need to watch the drama at Toronto's City Hall.

It has become too much of a spectacle, and a media frenzy.

Sad but true.

As a mother, I know I can't shield my children from all the terrible things out there. They have seen the images and heard the stories of Super Typhoon Haiyan. They know we have relatives who live in Cebu, near the island of Leyte. And our thoughts and prayers are with them.

All I can do is to filter out the news; the good, the bad and the ugly.

But more importantly, I can teach them and raise them to be good, responsible and honest citizens.

Now isn't that a story worth fighting for?