We are armed at my house.
My husband bought a gun a few months back, against my better judgement. I’m not certain we’re any safer. I know my husband wouldn’t have a problem using the gun if our family was in danger, but that’s the problem! Our suspected intruders are more likely to be our children!
I have my own security mechanism. Against my husband’s better judgement, I bought a very lovely pink key chain container of pepper spray and keep it stashed in a secret location. Though, I’ve read mixed reviews about pepper spray. If a perpetrator is able to snatch it, then they are likely to use it on you! Still, it brings me a little peace of mind.
I’ve also been practicing my karate chop aim to strategic locations. “Hee–ya!”
But! I’ve always wondered what I would do in an actual home invasion situation. My biggest fear was that I would just “freeze.”
Then it happened last week.
My husband left for work early. I dropped my oldest daughter off at school, and I was home alone with my youngest three. We were all playing in the upstairs living room, just off the stairs. That’s when I heard the noise. Someone was downstairs in our basement and now heading up our stairs!
I did an immediate count of my children. All here! There was no time to retrieve my pink pepper spray or get all my kids out the back door. But I didn’t freeze. I stood up, holding my ground.
As my husband emerged from the staircase!
“Ahhh!!! What are you doing!?! You scared me to death! You’re not suppose to be here!”
“I forgot something. I thought you saw me go downstairs.”
My husband just laughed.
Lucky for him, I wasn’t holding my pepper spray.
Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Taking suggestions on home security.
What helps you feel safe at home?