After reading the news and stepping outside way too many times, I feel the need to make the following public service announcements:
1. If you must have a gun in your house, LOCK IT UP. There's no reason a 3 year old in should be able to shoot himself. Thankfully, in the story I read, the bullet only grazed the boy and he should be fine.
2. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD IN THE CAR!! Seriously, wouldn't it be great to make it through the summer and NOT hear any stories about kids dying in the car because Mom/Dad forgot they were back there? It's not a purse/wallet/cell phone people, it is a CHILD. A living breathing little person that would like to continue to be that way. And if you think you are prone to forgetting this person is sitting in your backseat, then tie one end of a string to your wrist and the other end to the carseat, or something else that physically keeps you from getting out of the car without your child.
3. Same as #2, but it goes for your pets. They love you. Love them back and don't drag them out with you to run errands in this weather. And give them lots of water.
This concludes today's announcements. Thank you for your time.