Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


I hate terrorists

Just a day after we celebrated our independence from England, we were cheering and celebrating with them as they were awarded the 2012 Olympic games. Now, we can weep with them as they have fallen victim to terrorist attacks.

I feel so badly for the people there. As I'm ready to play host to about a half-dozen young people from the United Kingdom, I'm sure we'll likely have one Londoner among the group.

It also makes me look over my shoulder a little more today wondering when the other shoe is going to drop in the U.S.

I just really hate terrorism. Really. I'm almost speechless, which is saying a lot actually for a person like me. Then, to top it all off, Hot Rod walks in while the news is on and I didn't realize he was lingering in the room because I was in the bathroom getting ready. I walk out and see him watching the TV. This is the same child, who at age 2, was so torn up by the 9/11 attacks that I put him in Play Therapy to help him cope with it. He was convinced that an airplane was going to hit our house. We'd be in the grocery store and he'd hear an airplane and tell me that it was about to hit the store. He would see American Airlines jets and tell me, that is the same kind of plane that flew into those buildings. HE WAS 2!!!!! So, we talked a bit about it today and I reassured him that this happened far away from us and that we would keep him safe and we would go after the bad guys and either put them in jail or kill them.

He told me: Momma, I'll get a gun and kill those bad guys if they come near me.

It broke my heart. I'm all teary right now just thinking about it because try as I may, I can't guarantee him that I can keep him safe. I'll do my best and I'll die trying if I have to, I can't make him that promise, but I did anyway. I talked to his camp counselor today and explained to her about him so they can talk to him and comfort him if he needs it.

It just makes me so mad.


  • At 11:49 AM, July 07, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    Your other boy...Pickle (aka Mini-Uzz)... is also affected. He saw it this morning and has been talking about it. He is also very sensitive about things in the news...he was still indignant about the Kenny Rogers story as of yesterday, so I am sure this will be a topic of conversation for days!

  • At 10:41 PM, July 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    wow, Pickle is still upset about the Rogers thing? He's a true Ranger fan... most of the picnic types that go out there will probably blame the media and give him a standing O when he pitches this weekend...

    But to the topic... that has to be tough. To deal with the questions of the young ones when they begin to realize there is evil in the world. But knowing AOM and AOD I know that they have very good people to lead them through it. All you can do is hug them and answer their questions.


  • At 6:56 AM, July 08, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I have sensitive children and we're a pretty news-heavy family, so it is hard to avoid it with them as much as we try to.

    And, Alli, you can't let them get to you. You have to shake it off and give them a big middle finger that they can't get the best of you. It is hard to do, but you have to. Look at all the people in Israel who go about their business every day. They know an attack may be around the corner, but they don't let it stop them from going to the store, going to work or getting on a bus to run some errands.

    And, BT, thanks. We do our best.

  • At 7:01 PM, November 05, 2007, Blogger Jaded2 said…

    I just watched twin towers and you know what I hate I really really HATE terrorists of all kinds.

  • At 10:16 AM, February 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, I'm 16 and I live in London. I really appreciate your strong feelings towards what happened. That was the worst day of my life. It was also the most coincidental day of my life. Not only was it my birthday, 7th july, but there was a terrorist attack on a bus, and my uncle was on it. I wish I could forget it, but a day like that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

    I know you posted this two years ago but I just found it on google and was moved so I decided to post a comment. I have just watched the recent beheading video of ken bigley, and now i am absolutely sickened. I seriously can not stand terrorists... If i was prime minister i would end up nuking them all.

    But anyway, thanks for reading this


  • At 10:22 AM, February 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    also you can contact me back at

    stupid email i know but it was 5 years ago when i made it

  • At 6:54 PM, October 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You guys are just paranoid. Terrorists account for such a microscopically small portion of the islamic population. You should teach to Peace & Love, because fear leads to hate and an obfuscated vision of reality. I am Catholic myself and i'm being very unbiased about what I say.

  • At 7:55 PM, October 15, 2008, Blogger Army of Dad said…

    Well, aren't you superior? GOod for you.

    You teach peace and love and I'll teach peace through superior firepower.


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