I am generally not a squeamish person. It used to be that I could watch just about anything violent and be perfectly fine. Back in the day when we could afford cable, I was glued to those Emergency Room documentary shows and it was only the occassional episode that made me turn the channel. I have also read countless memoirs written by child abuse survivors over the years.
Now that I have Jack, I suddenly have a really hard time hearing about violence against kids. I now get physically sick when I read stories like those reported on Parents Behaving Badly. I can’t imagine reading about them on a regular basis.
I think I would die if anything happened to Jack. It’s horrifying to even contemplate!