Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Guest post submitted by tashaDW_18
Several weeks ago my husband and I took our kids to our college Homecoming. It was fun and I had a great time showing my kids around where we went to school. However, on Saturday afternoon, the scariest thing ever happened to me. We briefly lost our three-year-old son.
We were at a picnic that they have on campus every year and we were sitting way at the back of the crowd eating. Near our table there was a pile of sand that the kids enjoyed playing in and we enjoyed a nice lunch. After we had finished eating we took the kids back to the front of the crowd where they had a little kids' play area set up. My husband walked off to get something that he forgot and our son followed him. I thought nothing of it. Until hubby came back without K. I asked him where K was and he said, "I sent him back to you!"
Apparently he told K to go back to Mommy but didn't watch to make sure K went back to Mommy! We both freaked out because he was nowhere in sight. Hubby started walking around the picnic area calling for him. I asked a couple people if they'd seen him and then realized that there was a guy talking on a microphone! Yes! A microphone! So I went and told him my son was lost and asked him to describe him so people could look.
Some people immediately yelled out, "He's back here!" He had wandered back to the spot where we had been eating and that pile of sand that was so much fun. A friend of mine ran back to grab him because she was closer and by the time I got over there I was crying and couldn't do anything but hug my baby.
Anyway, it was probably only about 5-7 minutes but I was seriously freaking out. It was definitely, without a doubt, the scariest thing that has ever happened to me.
Have you ever lost your child? What is the scariest thing you have gone through as a parent?