Date: August 13, 2019 09:52 pm Title: Chapter 1
This was both lovely and heartbreaking... Mostly in that these conversations need to be had with children at all. You took a very real issue and applied it to our fictional faves in an authentic way. I feel for Pam, not knowing how to respond and wanting to shield her kids from the harsh realities of the world. I loved Jim coming home and supporting her in all the best ways.
This was great, but at the same time leaves me so damn grateful I don’t live in the US and have this as an ever present reality... I feel so deeply for parents that really need to have these conversations with their little ones...
Author's Response: Please don't believe to much in what the news and media present. For all the hype, mass shootings like the ones that make the news are actually rare when one really looks at the statistics. Thing is they're very dramatic and in the instantaneous news society we have now, such events get widespread coverage. But that's a different discussion.
Thank you for your comments. Yes it's hard to have those conversations, but it's also important. Not just about tragedies on the news, but anything that can spark deep feelings, good or bad. Especially important to talk to children. That's what Mr. Rogers was great about. Talking to children about their feelings and letting them, and by extension all of us, know that our feelings are real and they're important.
Date: August 13, 2019 08:58 am Title: Chapter 1
Awww this was really awesome, i don't know if that was the inspiration behind this but Jenna Fischer uploaded a The Office themed post on her instagram and she went to Chili's so this reminded me of that. Also, really adorable!
Author's Response: Sorry to say no, Jenna's post was not the inspiration for this. The inspiration for this piece was a poem I wrote about how I deal with some of the tragedy I deal with on a nightly basis as a paramedic. Mr. Rogers' words of, "Look for the helpers," was a balm to my own heart after some rough calls. I figured I could incorporate that into a fic somehow and this is the result. Thanks for the review.