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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sunday scribblings "Danger"

Sunday Scribblings is late this week, but " Dangerous " is the prompt! 

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I whispered "Stranger danger” or “Weirdo Alert” in my daughters ear when she was a child. Warning her to pay immediate attention to her surroundings, and me! An obedient child she’d usually heed my warnings. Until this one time when  grocery shopping in an less than stellar area. I was  pushing the groceries out to the parking lot when she darted off  towards the car just as  I spotted two large unkempt men in plaid flannel shirts, (the Surrey uniform for bad boy) heading towards her. The opportunity to whisper “stranger danger” had vanished, I panicked, screaming “ GET OVER HERE NOW” as I picked up my pace. What would I do, a lone women, if two men grabbed my child? And me for that matter? I knew I was pretty defenceless. I explained how scared I was how the consequences could have been dire. Thankfully she is now a young woman with amazing spidie senses (intuition). I still use the phrase “ Weirdo alert” and  so does she!


Sandee said...

The limb doesn't fall too far from the tree. You were a good tree and she will be too.

Have a terrific day. :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

i would do the same thing giving the girls a heads up. weirdo alert..i like that one.

oldegg said...

You illustrate so well the need to pass on the signs of dangers in life to children even at an early age. It is an instinct we must never lose.

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