We had Nevaeh’s birthday party yesterday at a local park. It was a great time and the kids were all really good. I was not feeling good at all. I had a stomach ache on Friday all day and on Saturday I was feeling better but was not at 100% yet and I really didn’t want to cancel the party so I decided to go ahead with it.
We were there for a couple hours and the whole time the kids had been rotating between hanging out at the picnic tables with the adults and playing on the play equiptment at the park. I was sitting there chatting with my Mom and Aunt when I looked up and didn’t see Adrian. I spotted my nephew across at the park and thought “Is that him?” no…scanning the park…trying not to panic. I tell my family ” I don’t see Adrian” Everyone else’s eyes begin to dart around in search of Adrian and pretty much everyone took off in different directions hollering his name. My brother ran down to a creek that was at the park (how scary is that?), Glen ran out to an open field that Adrian had ran down earlier in the day, what everyone else was doing I don’t know it was such a blur. I was off to check the bathrooms.
I was not in a panic yet but if he hadn’t been in the bathroom I think I would have went over the edge. He was sitting on the potty playing with a toy car.This all went down in a matter of about 1 minute so it wasn’t a big ordeal but still scary.
I think I need to get a child ID kit at this point. If he ever does get away from us I want a way for people to kn0w who to call and why he doesn’t talk and such. I’m on the search now for something that he can’t/won’t take off.
It’s hard. You want them to be like the other kids. You want them to be able to go play but my eyes can’t stay on him every single solitary second. Glen and I are very cautious parents, we watch our kids so carefully but really, it only takes a second a 1/2 second to lose sight of a child.