(Closed) Run away child. I was in panic!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Thank goodness she’s okay. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh my gosh. How scary!!!!! I’m so glad she’s okay. I can’t even imagine how scared you must have been!!!! You’re absolutely right though, they move faster than we think, especially at that age!  ((hugs))

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

So glad she is ok, my 2 1/2 yr old scared me like that yesterday, we just opened the house all the way for him and he is a monster lol. Well I was making dinner and I would check on him every few minutes if I couldn’t hear him and all of a sudden I couldn’t hear him at all! So I go check the room where he was and he’s not there, pretty much same thing you did running around every where in the house, then I look out our window and he is outside! In his socks walking real slow along side the garage. I freaked, got him back in side took off his wet socks and thought the same thing you did. Getting child proof knobs for the doors now. But I completely understand where you are coming from.

So happy your lil one is OK! It is scary business raising a child. (also the most awesome experience in the world IMO)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

So scary.  🙁  But I’m glad your daughter’s ok.  I think all parents “lose” their kid at least once; I’m so not looking forward to happening to me, though.  It sounds just terrifying!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s sooo scary.

We live at the end of our subdivision right next to a very busy road and several bus stops. My dog was hit when I let her off her leash right next to our front door. She took off running and it only took a few seconds for her to be in traffic (she’s fine now). My husband has already talked about moving in a few years because more than just being scared of them disappearing, it could be dangerous to let our future children be outside unsupervised.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

OMG!!!!! WHAT A SCARY FEELING!!! I don’t have kids yet but my heard is palpitating just hearing your story!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Have been there, too!  soooo glad she’s okay!

I was living with my parents and we were all outside.  I went inside to get some water for the critters (we have a minature goat amongst other things) and my parents were putting up a storage building.  

I come back outside, my son has vanished.  Turns out, in less than five minutes, he had gone down the driveway.  But we didn’t know it.  We live 1/4th of a mile from the main road, surrounded by woods (that include copperheads), and our neighbors have ponds.  filled with water.  

We split up and I had decided if I couldn’t find him in x-amount of time, I was calling my brother and the police.  AND my now-FI.  Fortunately, my mom found him running towards her scared out of his mind FROM THE DIRECTION OF THE ROAD.

Needless to say, he never left us again and we kept a closer eye on him.  My daughter? all she’s done is reanimate/resurrect a catapiller.  So far.  *knock on wood*

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I would have been in an absolute panic also. thank god she is safe.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

my friends child was able to open the door to the basement and walked down the stairs into the basement in the dark and there are tools down there!! And when he is only 2 and half years old and he had never been able to open that door before!! I think kids get braver and braver each day so its easy to just assume they cant/wont do certain things just because they have never done it before

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@CountryBee: It happens to everyone at some point. I can’t tell you the number of times my sister has been thrown into a panic because my youngest nephew has decided to hide in the grocery store or in the racks at a department store. That kid needs a leash (and I normally hate those things)! Just thank your buttons that she’s safe and sound. I think every parent goes through this and learns their lesson from it. Just make sure you talk to her and explain that running away/hiding isn’t okay and that it scared you a lot.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@bakerella: lol, I keep thinking my 7 year old needs a leash! (okay, well, more like the 4 year old and the 7 year old needs a straight jacket *wink*)

 

@CountryBee: I won’t lie, yes it scares the crap out of you.  But it sounds like she was trying to play.  I second having a good chat about why she shouldn’t do that and how much it scared you.  

She’s safe and you’re safe.  Those are the most important things.  And, don’t feel bad about it!  Kids are faster than the speed of light sometimes.  🙂  You’re obviously a great mom and these things happen. 

Grab some snacks, plop down on the couch, and watch a fun movie!  It’s a great way to calm down. 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Zinzerena: I’ve offered to buy my nephew the Hannibal Lector outfit a few times. My sister declined but I think she regrets it…

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh thank god she is ok!!!! And thank goodness you are too.. Im glad that you found her so quickly and didnt have to be in panic mode for hours.. Im sorry this happened. and thanks for the heads up my little one just started walking. 

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