I had a strange conversation with my 7 year old this summer. I can't get it out of my head. That's how I found this forum. We were on a 2 week road trip. Spending 24/7 together. Just the two of us. We were playing Skip-Bo at the table in our camper and my daughter says, "Can you tell school that I don't want to do the shooter drills this year". I was taken aback and looked at her a little confused. I said, why don't you want to do the drill anymore. And she looked me in the eyes and very stone cold said, "Because Mom, don't you know there was a war going on in 1949? And it was cold. And a lot of people died". Then she quickly looked down. I was speechless. And she said, "And I don't know if we won that war or not". It was crazy! It came out of nowhere. And I wasn't quite sure what to say. And just like she started the conversation -- it was over -- and she was on to other things. Kind of gives me goose bumps to think about it even a few weeks later. I wish I had been more open to ask her questions. I wasn't sure what to do. My daughter has some odd quirks. For example, she doesn't like to stay at hotels or places where you can see lights through drapes or on walls when a car drives by (as a result, she sleeps with an eye mask on and has since she was about 2 years old). She startles easily with loud noises that sound like shootings. I'm not sure what to do (if anything) about this.