The sad thing about Y2K......greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
About couple of hours ago, while sitting here reading the posts, my 9 year old son walks in and tells me: "Dad, you know, the sad thing about Y2K is that people are going to die". My reply was "Yes, if it does turn out to be really bad, then that could be true". He just stood there and looked at me. My next reply was "But don't worry, we'll be ok". He responded with a big smile and a hug.
I don't think I have to go into detail but, if you think about it, there was a lot contained within that 20 second conversation.
I just thought I'd share this since it seemed to kind of wrap up the whole "why prepare?" scenario.
Oh yeah, before anyone jumps on me for my son knowing about Y2K just let me say that I rarely discuss it with him but he knows a little about it. No major details, just the basics. I can't really hide it from him because it takes up a good portion of my free time (preparations & lots of supplies). When he asks questions about it, I answer him the best that I can without going into much detail.
Something else to think about for those that are/will be preparing: I know that preparing for the uncertainty of Y2K can involve a lot of time and it's not too hard to become very "involved" with it. Lets not forget to allow for some "extra time" so that you can spend it with the little ones.
I saw on another thread where someone asked for items that may have been forgotten on preparedness lists. Maybe remembering to allow for an allotment of 'extra time to be spent with the little ones while preparing, researching, etc.' would be something worthy of adding to it.
-- Ready & Waiting (email@example.com), June 09, 1999
Some lucky kid, that son of yours...
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 09, 1999.
I second that.
-- Kristi (email@example.com), June 09, 1999.
It sure is easy to get bogged down in the details sometimes and forget the overall picture. That's worthy of a PrtScn (if Windows allowed it!).
-- Ken Seger (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 09, 1999.
Ready, I hear ya. It's been difficult not to have our children know... curious, intelligent and thoughtful little people that they are. I worry about it. They face the Great Unknown and share the risks along beside us, ...it chokes me up.
-- Barb (email@example.com), June 09, 1999.
AND A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM, YOUR RITE-ON.
-- AL-DRISCOL (CATT@ZIANET.COM), June 09, 1999.