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PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
25th Mar '13

At least you went running to look for him. Not every parent shows the same level of concern.



I was at the local mall one day a couple of years ago, and there was this little girl of about 3 wandering and crying. I asked the owner of the store she was outside of if it was her daughter and she said no. I waited about 5 minutes to see if someone would come get her. When no one did, I picked her up and carried her to customer service. Another lady walked with me(she wanted to make sure I wasn't some crazy kidnapper...which I understood her thinking on that and so I wasn't offended). We waited there for 25 minutes with security to see if anyone would come to find her.



When the parents finally showed up, all the woman did was grab her child and walk off. The security guard said if they hadn't shown up when the had he would have had to take the girl to the mall office and call the police and DHR(they have a certain amount of time they have to wait to do that).



The parents had one or two other kids with them, so I just didn't really understand how they could not know that their child wasn't with them.

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Kiki~2boys:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Thisperyears:</b>" :lol: I used to play hide and seek in clothing ... [snip!] ... I became a leash kid."</blockquote> Haha my son has tried hiding in the clothes too, but he giggles too loudly lol"

:!:



My DS has the same problem lol.
Since he just sits and doesn't disturb the clothes I let him sit in the rack I'm looking at to keep him occupied.

Stevie Renae 2 kids; North Carolina 11857 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" At least you went running to look for him. Not every parent shows the same level of concern. I was at ... [snip!] ... one or two other kids with them, so I just didn't really understand how they could not know that their child wasn't with them. "


that's crazy!! I'm glad I'm not like that. I can only imagine how it's going to be being a single mom to two and hoping he doesn't run off while she's crying or something. I am very much intimidated lol.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5828 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" At least you went running to look for him. Not every parent shows the same level of concern. I was at ... [snip!] ... one or two other kids with them, so I just didn't really understand how they could not know that their child wasn't with them. "


Wow, what jerks to not even show appreciation.
I can't understand how people don't notice their child is not with them, just don't get it! I worked at a local amusement park for a while and one time this little kid was left on the train, he looked like he might have just turns one year old, he could barely even walk!! I waited with him for a couple minutes while everyone was getting off the train, thinking somebody would realize in a few seconds and come right back. Nope. I finally radioed my supervisor, and she came and took the kid with her. About 15 minutes later I saw my supervisor and asked her if they located the parents. She said yes, she was walking the boy through the park to the security office, and the parents saw him and suddenly jumped over and said they didn't even realize he was missing. WTF. They just LEFT him on the train and literally forgot him and he didn't even cross their mind until they saw him with my supervisor. I feel bad for that kid. :(

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Stevie Renae
Stevie Renae 2 kids; North Carolina 11857 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Katie♥Hippoand#2:" You can do it! I'm having the same intimidation :/ Lately my DS seems to have forgotten how to listen."

that's the same problem I'm having not listening and wanting to be all on me all the time.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Lady GooGoo
Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5828 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Thisperyears:" I couldn't even imagine doing that. When SO, DD, and I took the train to and from NYC DD was attached ... [snip!] ... let her out of my sight. Like, didn't even go to the bathroom the entire time we were on the train so I could keep her with me."

Ikr? I couldn't imagine being somewhere with people everywhere and NOT have my child in my sight at all times. I think those parents must have been seriously brain damaged.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Stevie Renae
Stevie Renae 2 kids; North Carolina 11857 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" I've been a single mom to two. I usually had my younger one in a stroller, and I am not ashamed to say ... [snip!] ... because it keeps them from running off and running right out into a parking lot where a car could come and run them over. " "

See I've thought of the leash thing but I know my son would throw an absolute fit if I put one on him, idk I have a double stroller but Parker likes to venture and be a boy.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Stevie Renae