Why are you checking our bags?
Too young to not need to ask that question
It really shouldn’t be me having this conversation with you
I don’t want to be the one to explain.
How do you answer that question?
Why are we checking your bags?
To keep you safe.
Because things are sad and scary at the moment.
It’s better to be safe that sorry.
So we can check other people’s bags too.
Because despite everything that’s being said about seeing the best in people, we have to take precautions.
The important people in government – who know more than you and me – think it might happen again.
The world changes when something really bad happens. Even if it’s just for a bit.
We have to be careful.
In case you have a bomb.