We've got the house locked up tight as a drum tonight. There is a suspected murderer come down from New York State. The scene of the murder was about 25 minutes from here. The school in Youngsville was on lockdown, a field trip cut short and the kids returned to the school and had a regular school day, except that no one was permitted to leave or enter the building.
It was business as usual at the schools in Warren, though, which was puzzling. His truck was located at a park on the west end of town. When we heard the news, Tim said, "Welp, I better lock up the vehicles and the garage.
Our the door, he went.
William stood in the middle of the livingroom. "Wait...we have a murderer running around???"
"A suspected one. And it is nothing to get your shorts in a twist about..." but he was out the door, quick as a wink, locking up the cars and truck and the garage with grandpa. When they returned to the house, William set the deadbolts on the door. He said in a very comforting voice, "Don't worry, Grandma, me and grandpa have everything all locked up."
He's 12, and just sometimes it surprises me how grown up he can act.
Of course, there are always the other times when he's grumpy because his video game isn't going the way he wants.