Newt week we (my boyfriend, my son age 7 and I), intend to travel to Israel. We are keeping a close eye on the situation, but so far, we are still wanting to go. If only us adults, I wouldn't be as worried. But it can be very difficult for at kid age 7, with a lively fantasy, living in the very peaceful Scandinavia to deal with sirens due to rocket threats.
So I am wondering what to tell him in case of sirens? I am all for the truth...but I am not sure what purpose it would serve in this case. I think his imagination would run wild, and he would be scared on the trip, since he is still not able to have a more rational approach to things. I know taht this is every day life for kids in Israel. But it shouldn't have to be.
I guess, this would be an argument for not going, I am just so sorry if we would miss the opportunity to show him this great country this summer. He is SO looking forward to it.
He knows the sirens from back home. One sits on his school, and every month they do 'drill', where the siren goes of. (the sirens are used in case of fire in the city, to tell people to go inside). So I am considering just telling him, that it is the same thing. He does not speak english.
Any thoughts or personal experience on how to handle the situation?