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10-10-2006, 07:43 PM
so, about a half hour ago, my oldest daughter comes down to tell me that one of her little friends is missing. and this kid is younger than my daughter. she is an 8 yr old from 2 streets over. so we jump into the car and rush to the girls house to help look for her. half the neighborhood is looking for her!! thank god it turned out that she was at her grandmoms around the corner and it was a miscommunication. my heart is still racing. that is every parents biggest fear. my daughter wonders why i am so overprotective. alot of her friends are allowed to roam the development, even after it is dark. on our way back, we saw another little friend of hers riding her bike down the dark street! i pulled over to the side of the road, and she came right up to my car. this kid didnt know me or my car. have they no fear?? i asked her where she was going and if her mom knew she was out. she said, i only live over there, pointing about 4-5 houses away. hell, at dusk... autumn is in this house. and i know where she is at all times, communicating w/ the other moms. and when a friend wants to come into our home, i make them call their parents from here. what is wrong with people?
10-10-2006, 07:45 PM
I'm an old mother hen when it comes to my siblings. Sure, I yell and curse and act like the big bad grizzly bear sometimes, but when it comes down to it, they're blood, and I am very over protective. Believe it or not, I know something akin to how you feel, even though I'm not a parent.
10-10-2006, 09:46 PM
NOTHING is more horrifying than having a child missing! I'm so glad the girl was found, and that she's OK!
Once, when my youngest son was about four, he disappeared for a couple of hours. I was (naturally, what else?:wes: ) in the kitchen cooking, and called out for him. No answer. I walked through the house, calling him....still no answer. Went outside...called....called.....nothing. I looked everywhere I could think of, and the last place I'd seen him, he'd been in his room playing with some toys. The toys were where he'd left them, but I couldn't find him!! In a panic, I called up to the neighbors, and they hadn't seen him either. Took the dog, and walked a little ways down the road, hoping the dog could find him. (We live way out in the boonies) Finally, I went back to the house, and began blowing my car's horn, because I knew e3ck was out back behind our house at the edge of our property, deer hunting. I knew he'd hear the horn, and come home. In the meantime, I was nearly hysterical, imagining some stranger stopping and snatching him from our yard. It would have been fairly easy to do, since we're pretty isolated out here. I was crying, trying to wait for e3ck to get back to the house before calling the police. I took one last look in his room, looked in the closet, under the bed....and finally yanked the covers from his bed in desperation. There he was, curled up under the blankets, sound asleep!! It hadn't even looked like he was IN the bed, he was curled up so tight and small.
I woke him up when I grabbed him and hugged the stuffing out of him. I couldn't be mad, though....all he'd done was take a nap!:cry:
I don't think I've EVER been so relieved in all my life. I mean, I was shaking and sick to my stomach.
10-10-2006, 10:24 PM
aaww... thank god the lil guy was ok!! i remember when i was little. we lived in an apt complex at the time. one of my friends little sisters was actually kidnapped from the laundry mat. still no trace. this was in the 80's. so about a year later, my friend angie was watching her lil brother and not doing too good a job of it. she was about 14-15 at the time and the kid was about 6. so, her parents come home early to find the son alone, and angie is at a friends and told him to stay put. they decided to teach her a lesson and left with the son to the circus. they told an adult neighbor of the plan, so the police would not be called. i still remember the panic and fear on angelas face. kind of a cruel joke to play, huh? but you bet your ass she was punished for a loooong time for that one.
10-10-2006, 10:50 PM
That is one of my biggest fears as a parent. My girls mean the world to me and I know what kind of sick people live in this world. I have dealt with them before on the streets and should anyone like them touch my girls the pain that I will bring upon them would be immeasurable. They will know why I carry and use knives. I will be willing to go to jail to protect my children and anyone elses from these sickos.
10-10-2006, 11:26 PM
NOTHING is more horrifying than having a child missing!
I guess you have never almost run out of beer.
10-11-2006, 12:28 AM
By standards of the time when i was a little, I was overprotected, in my opinion for sure. I mean I could be a few hours late home from school, just jumping in a pile of leaves somewhere, say, and my mom would call the cops.
Other kids parents didn't freak like mine.
But by today's standards I was free as a bird.
GODDESS OF VENGEANCE
10-11-2006, 07:39 AM
Thank-God the ending to this nightmare ended up on a good note and not a bad!! My child is in lockdown with me...I love her too damn much not to let her do her own thing..Her and I have rules and she respects those rules... It is so different now a days then from when I was growing up... I was brought up old school my parents were hard on us kids...and, we knew better than to walk all over them...today..WOW, way different!! I only have one child and my daughter means the world to me then to just let her out on the street doing her thing whether it is alone or with a friend...it isn't happening with me..and, she knows that!! Just too many sick aholes out there and, you just never know?? Thank-God my Daughter & I have this open trusting relationship where we talk about anything cause that is important to have with your child.. I am sorry you had to experience this BG...but, Thankfully all turned out for the better!!
10-11-2006, 08:05 AM
Just last week I remember my heart like skipping a beat. My uncle called BG to tell her that her oldest still wasn't home, he had no clue what was going on, but I went into like a panic mode for like a min and a 1/2 until we got the call back saying where she was. I'm not a parent yet but the day I am I will be the most paranoid person walking the face of this earth.
10-11-2006, 10:11 AM
I'm not a parent yet but the day I am I will be the most paranoid person walking the face of this earth.
From what I hear, all the good ones are.
10-11-2006, 11:49 AM
I am right with ya BG.....we know where my daughter is at all times and she is never outside playing by herself or with her friends without my wife or me sitting on the porch watching....our street is far too busy.
The other kids on our street that are my daughters age (7yrs old) and younger are almost always running around unspervised or watched after. This totally amazes me :jduh:
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