Monday, November 25, 2013

Children? Should always be seen and heard.

I made a very serious mistake before.  Leaving my son unattended while I was shopping for clothes.  I left him on a coin operated electric kids rocking machine just outside the shop.  Each time, he called me I will answer, "Mummy is here", assuming that the little three year child could see me and could hear me answering him.

Imagine the fear I felt when I came out of the shop and he was no where in sight.  I kept calling his name and walk around the street, frantically looking for him.  He did not response to my calls.  I must looked pretty crazy; on the verge of tears.   Everyone was looking at me.

Finally, after 5 minutes of looking, I found him.  He got bored waiting.  He left the machine to move on to another further down the shop and fell asleep on it.  Believe me, you don't want to go through this experience.  That 5 minutes of searching felt like hours to me.

My son is now 16 but each time, I hear the announcement in a shopping complex that a child was found unattended and crying, I will remember the ordeal I went through.  I was lucky that my son was not taken away from me.  And, if you wonder if that could happen that easily, watch this video.

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