Despite the fact that all of use are a little raw around the edges today, we are for the most part being very gentle with each other in the political thread. I am quite proud that most of us understand that today is a day where name calling and arguing about housewives should be more subdued today as we try to be kind to our entire American family, even those members we really don’t like at all. It is in that spirit that I share a situation with Phaedra Parks. Phaedra is not everyone’s favorite housewife here, but I hope that we can remember that she is part of our American family today and is struggling in many ways when we comment.
Yesterday afternoon “The Spanx Truck” as some sources jokingly call her makeup and styling artists entourage arrived at Chez Phaedra and neighbors assumed she was going to a political event. She was not. She was preparing to take a flight to South Africa to the International Essence Festival in Durban. She has likely arrived by now. I was going to do a post on this last night making fun of her trip with Al Sharpton. Yes, seriously. Steve Harvey is also going. All three are speakers, among some others folks from the US. It was going to be a snarky post. Then, I got all caught up in the election drama and decided to drink and tweet about the events we were all witnessing. When Hillary conceded I started to think about Phaedra being on a very, very long flight out of the country and getting the news on the plane. Was there an announcement? I’m sure she was shocked and devastated. I opted to permanently squash my snarky post.
But then something very scary happened this morning. An employee at Ayden’s school was fired this morning for sending inappropriate emails to students. The fired employee left the meeting and went immediately to a hunting store and bought a rifle and some ammo and returned to the school. The police had been warned by the school administration that he might be a problem so they were there to intercept him. The kids were all in lock down mode, some were hiding in closets according to reports. The potential shooter, has been apprehended, and no one was hurt.
I cannot imagine being that far away from my kid in this sort of situation. Phaedra’s mother and several babysitters are with the kids. But I have a feeling Phaedra is having a very bad day. None of us needed any extra anxiety today.