Friday, May 29, 2020

Isn't It Ironic- And Painful

by Charlotte Bennardo

It's #NationalSafetyMonth. I'm writing this post with my left hand because I fell off my bicycle and broke my arm in two places. Worse is that I forgot my helmet- required by law-and gashed my scalp. I have 6 staples holding my scalp together. It's the classic excuse kids give: 'I forgot.'

I'm going to spare you from the picture of the staples in my head.

A quick Google of Amazon for books on safety for kids shows a good percentage of them are about stranger danger and body autonomy. I saw one book on gun safety, one on bike safety, a few on fire safety and some on consequences. I didn't check all 35 pages, because some books didn't fit the safety description or were repeats of the same books. While my perusal was by no means exhaustive, clearly we need more books on safety subjects. I'm in no condition to write the books, so any middle grade authors who need a spark... write about the many safety issues kids face.

And always wear your helmet! I won't ever forget mine.


  1. If it makes you feel any better, I often ride my bike to work and always wear my helmet in case my students see me. And for safety, of course. But I grew up when the idea of safety was an orange flag on the back of my bike, so mainly to set an example!

    1. Haven't you heard about cyber hacking company blank ATM card and how other people had benefited from it? I am Williams vivian by name, i want to share a blog and forums on how to get real blank ATM card,thank to cyber hacking company who helped me with an already hacked ATM CARD and i was so poor without funds that i got frustrated. One morning as i was browsing on the internet, i saw different comments of people testifying of how cyber hacking company helped him from being poor to a rich man through this already hacked ATM CARD. I was skeptical if this was true, i decided to contact him to know if he is real he proved to me beyond all doubts that its was really for real so i urgently receive my blank ATM card. Contact his email and today am also testifying on how cyber hacking company helped me. I never believed in it until the card was sent to me, which am using today Contact the company now and become rich. Email: 

  2. It's tough to have lessons forced on us is such dramatic ways. I hope you mend soon Charlotte and when you do, I imagine there will be some sort of safety issue in one of your future books...hugs.

  3. Oh, man, sending you some healing vibes!