for all your lovely comments to my last blog you are all great and the tops.
today started out be a lovely day but ended up in an unrealistic nightmare.here is a brief rundown of it that i posted on a spark friends spark page.you can read between the lines for all the feelings and emotions running through me and several other peoples body and minds.
stressful day.was at the playpark with mythree kids and my nephew and with two other kids in my sons kindergarten class and their mothers.the two other kids wondered off only any off us to see(i was too busy watching my four)they were missing over three hours we had the police and even the police hellichopters where out.i stayed at the play park with my kids and the sister of one of the missing kids incase the missing kids(they are age 4 and 5)came back which they didn´t and it was getting dark.my neice came to pick up my nephew and took my kids to my husband while i stayed in the park till the police asked me take the sister home and wait there incase her brother came bck while her mother was at the police.i made some food thinking the mother wouldn´t feel like cooking when she got back.eventually the kids where found just before 8 in saturn an eltrocical shop in the shopping arcade.they were playing on the nitendo ds´s there.the mother and her son didn´t get back till nearly 9pm.then i stayed abit while she put the kids to bed and let her talk(she needed too)then went home being grateful that my kids where safe and sound at home.i was feeling very guilty about it all as i also didn´t see the kids sneak off and it was my idea that we all went to the playpark in the first place.i am still churned up by it all.you here about things like this happening all the time and it is every mothers worse fear but when you know the children concerned even though not your own it makes you sick inside.at least that is how i feel.
4BOYZ4ME My oldest managed to wonder away from me a few times in department stores and it would take a while to find him (not as long as this but still). It is every parent's nightmare but it happens. Just yesterday I had to drop off Little Monster at his soccer and then run other kids to their things and take hubby to the dentist. I got back right as he should have been getting out of soccer practice to see him sitting on the sidewalk all by himself. He had wandered away from his coach without saying anything and went looking for me. He had gone to where I parked when I dropped him off and I'm not sure what he would have done next if someone hadn't told him to go back and wait for me. I was just sick when he told me about it. Kids just don't realize the dangers that can happen and it's a hard balance trying to protect their innocence while still keeping them safe. Please don't feel guilty as you really did nothing wrong. I'm sure the parents will be talking to the kids and what truly matters is that everyone was returned home safe and sound. 1840 days ago
life's rich tapestry! it is always throwing something at us, we can only do what we can with the tools we have and you used yours properly. Making food for the family was such a kind idea, many would just have sat there. Glad it's over for you and you can look forward to the weekend huggs, Sandra 1841 days ago
At least they were found safe and sound! And you should not blame yourself, there was no way you could know the children would go off somewhere else. At some point all kids wander off and get lost. There are not many parents in the world who can say they have never lost their kids. You were a great friend staying and helping and listening the way you did. 1841 days ago
Karen, no need for the guilt! You had a lovely idea for the kids to share the park, and it sounds like you had quite a few to watch besides these little ones. The GREAT news it they are ok and like I've said before you are a wonderful person, not only watching the daughter until 9 making a meal, but then when you were beat yourself you stayed to let the mom vent....she's lucky to have you for a friend! Children are blessings and even though sometimes they are a handful, this story is a reminder of how precious and how quickly what we cherish can be snapped up from us. Glad all are well. 1841 days ago
Karen love . We are always here for you and we do not need to be thanked .. Thank you for your lovely answer to my blogs ..and yes if I need to vent or otherwise. I will be on skype to you as I hope you will be too . when you need help .. Re .The missing kids ... You need to realise that you did everything you could to help ... It was not your fault .. these things happen and you cannot be responsible for everyone ... You were wonderful staying with the sister and helping to counsel her you are a wonderful friend to many my love .. Just be thankful they turned up unharmed .. Love you Susie 1841 days ago