The hyper awareness of criminals in the world continues to be present in our daily lives.
Exhibit A) This week I received lectures on three separate evenings (that I was home alone with the kids) for not having turned on the porch light immediately following sun down. I was reminded yet again that the bad guys "like dark places."
Exhibit B) The past few days CA Cop has entered a room and I literally jumped and screamed. I think I get used to it just being me and the kids home, and so it throws me for a loop to have a man wandering from room to room.
Exhibit C) I ran into the bank today to get some quick cash for an event we were taking the kids to. As I walked out of the bank and entered the car I handed CA Cop the cash. My "interesting" story I began to tell him was interrupted by him informing me that walking out of the bank with the cash on display in my hand was not a good idea. I was just asking for trouble. I know....I get it. Not something I typically do.
And Exhibit D) When discussing my plans to visit a good friend in San Francisco a few weekends ago I brought up the topic of transportation.
"Perhaps I will just take BART to the city?"
"No way. Its not a good idea for you to be taking BART, especially at night."
I give up.... our life is changed. Mostly for the better. But still, its change and change takes some adjusting.