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?