Ok moms, today I am sharing one of my biggest “mommy scares” thus far.
I almost lost my middle child at the zoo. Let me paint the scene here for you. This was a free event with free stuff. So yes, everybody and their mommas were there. I’m talking packed.
And if you know my middle child or me well enough, you know he is my “wild child”. And this day, he was off the chain. He was constantly running off and not listening, maybe it was the dipping dots? HAH!
I was feeling pretty good though, exhausted, but I needed all to call me Super Mom because I had taken all three of my kids to the zoo by myself! Yes, I was there with my other mom friends and their kids- but I mean I did this event without their dad! AND this was one of our last activities that day, but our day had been jam-packed with different events since we woke up; so yes, SUPER MOM here, lol.
Then the tragedy happened. My kid was there and then in a blink of an eye he was gone. My heart sank. From where we were standing there were multiple possible directions he could have ran. All I saw were people. A lot of people. I remember silently saying a quick prayer and verbalizing that I was about to freak out. Then one of my friends said I’m pretty sure he had to go towards the carousel… brilliant! Then another friend ran in that direction… FAST (seriously, I can’t remember ever seeing her run before this day, so you know this was serious)! Then she had him in her arms bringing him back to me. The whole thing lasted maybe two minutes (probably less, I had no sense of time), but it felt like FOREVER. Seriously, this is probably the most scared I have ever been. But all’s well that ends well! And THANK GOD that ended well.
Needless to say, that was the end of our zoo adventure. I was ready to be safe at home with all three of my kids.
Long story short, I’m investing in a kid leash! I never thought I would need one, but never say never. What has been y’alls biggest “mom scare” to date? Leave a comment!
Summer of Gratitude:
Today, I am grateful for the abundance of events available for kids in my area, but also that I have friends and a partner to assist with my kids at these events! How about you guys?