10 Minutes of Eternal Agony


I took the boys to the Science Museum for Mess Fest. They played with shaving cream, florescent chalk, worms, glue, powdered paint and cornstarch.

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So fun! While watching an erupting volcano presentation. I had the boys sit in the front with the other kids. Two kids, started pushing my big guy, (it is almost like he’s wearing a “bully me” sign on him). So I call him to come to me.

Instead of coming towards me, my big guy turns into the crowd. After a couple of minutes, I start looking, but I don’t see him. So I start calling his name…. Nothing. I start yelling his name in a panic and another mom who I do not know starts calling his name also.

Security asks me for his description. I show him his photo. And he calls it on his radio. The other mom is still calling his name, I am sweating, feeling sick.

Just as they are about to shut down the place, security comes with my crying child. I lose it and start crying because my heart was suffocating with fear.

I went to thank the other mom, and she was holding her child, red in the face, tears flowing. It looked like she lost her own child. I gave her the biggest hug and thanked her. But really, I wanted to say “I love you”. She, out of all the people who saw me looking, calling, scared, was the only one who helped me. What a beautiful person!

My Big Guy had gone to where I was, but when he didn’t see me, he went to get help from a man who looked like a police officer.

Security did a great job and I also love them for it. I have respect for what they do, I always have.

I am proud of my Big Boy, and forever thankful for him being safe and unhurt.
We have to figure out a better system in a crowded situation because I do not want to go through this again.

Until Next Time,

I may be leashing my kids, 🔗

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4 thoughts on “10 Minutes of Eternal Agony

  1. I lost my daughter at the beach once when she was maybe three? and it was the scariest feeling I’ve ever had in the world. It took less than 5 minutes to find her walking along a dune but it felt like life was in a slow panicked motion. Just awful. I’m glad you were able to find each other fairly quickly and hope it never happens again!

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