hold my hand so someone won't steal me!!

hold on tight - Please take my hand and hold on tight so no one can take me away
@weemam (13377)
May 27, 2007 5:22pm CST
There has been a lot of talk lately about children being abducted, ( and quite rightly so) When something terrible like this happens it makes us extra careful to watch over our own children . I know a lot of small children do not like to hold onto a mummy or daddy or grandparents hands as they think it " not cool" When my grandchildren were small I never asked that I could hold their hands too keep Them safe . I used to look said and say to them, " could you hold my hand please and keep me safe so no one will steal me " it made them feel all grown up and think they were keeping me safe, Try this next time you want them to hold your hand and see how proud they are xx
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33 responses
• Singapore
28 May 07
Alright hun, I am holding you tight. No one is gonna steal you away. :P It's scary to hear that children are being abducted. I think all kidnappers deserve to die. This crime is one of the most hideous of crimes and there is no excuse for this atrocity.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
28 May 07
i agree it is amongst the most hiddious of all crimes blessed be
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
I agree with you , my youngest son is 27 and he still phones me if he is going to be home later than expected because he knows I will worry xx
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
and thanks pal , it is nice to be held tight xx
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@honeyangel (1992)
28 May 07
i hate it when my kids are out of my site,im always telling them to stay with me as that is my worse nightmare for some perv to steal my kids.i would kill and i mean kill any person who would hurt them.
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
I know just what you mean pal Just leave them in a room with the mum of the child who has been hurt in ANY way xx
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@mummymo (23707)
27 May 07
What a lovely way of doing things wee! My problem isn't getting them to hold my hand but getting them to stop! I mean Niall is almost 14 and still wants to hold my hand sometimes - as long as none of his friends are around! Hope you are ok honey! xxxx
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@weemam (13377)
27 May 07
and why not lol , I saw him tonight , what a good looking young man he is too , Rebecca used to love holding on to me in case someone took me , she used to say I was naughty girl if I let go lol , she was 13 on friday and ryan is 10 tomorrow , . I am ok pal hows you doing xxxx
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@weemam (13377)
27 May 07
and why not lol , I saw him tonight , what a good looking young man he is too , Rebecca used to love holding on to me in case someone took me , she used to say I was naughty girl if I let go lol , she was 13 on friday and ryan is 10 tomorrow , . I am ok pal hows you doing xxxx
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@weemam (13377)
27 May 07
oops you got 2 for the price of one lol xx
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
28 May 07
dog harness - puppy dog child harness
I hear alot of different comments on this but I purchased a dog backpack thing that hooks on to my daughters back and has a rope for me to hold onto. The moms with the 2 year olds are knows how a 2 year old is say I need one like that or ask where I got it from so they can get one. Older women think of it as a dog leash. With the world changing everyday and how busy it is I think its more safe that I'm attached to my child and shes attached to me. Besides a 2 year old can run faster then a 9 month pregnant woman lol. We always tell her to give her puppy a piggy back ride.
@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
What a brilliant idea , I don't think it matters what anyone else thinks , I love it , My grandson ran from me when he was 2 and he was like a race horse lol , I got him but it nearly killed me lol xx
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28 May 07
Yes your so right these days kids are not safe im forever holding on to my kids i dont even let them play outside with other children i see so many young children playing outside where i live how there parents let them run lose outside beats me it just takes that split second where somethink could go wrong you have to eyes at the back of your head looking after kids.
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
I am a pensioner now and when I was young we played outside all year it is really a shame that they can't now , times have changed so much xxxx
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• Canada
28 May 07
This is an excellent idea Weemam as children need to feel empowered! My son has autism and I have to be extra careful with him so I use a stroller or a harness even though he is four to keep him with me as well as out of the traffic! (Literally) Thank you once again for another great discussion topic my friend!
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
My son who is 28 now has CP and I had him in a stroller until he was 4 too , so I know just what you mean , they are just so quick when they take off xx
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@kumbarn14 (710)
• Pakistan
28 May 07
Thats a very sweet ways to takecare of the little ones. Thanks
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
you are very welcome , thank you too for taking time to answer my discussion , welcome to My lot , xx
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
28 May 07
what a wonderful thing to do. I think it is a sad testament to society that we have to hold on to our kids, but what a beautiful way to make the kids feel good blessed be
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
It makes them feel so grown up and responsible too xx
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
28 May 07
Hello,weenam,it is in fact very important for children to hold the hands of their parents. Children always like to run around on the street,if they are free to run ,it will be very dangerous when they are crossing the traffic. When the children get abit older,they do not like to hold their parents' hands, but as there are some many perverts targeting on the children nowadays,it is still safe for parents to hold their children tightly so that no one can take them away. Your Idea is a good one:)
@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
It is such a shame though pal that we live in such a world that we have to do these things to keep our children safe xx
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
28 May 07
You have provided a good tactic for grown up children to hold our hands. I'm a very affectionate bunny and love to touch anyone's hands. Even with my guy best friend, we were always holding hands. It does make us feel safer and closer. My girls are still seeking my hands whenever we're out in the mall. I instilled in their brain the importance of staying on my side especially on a crowded area. I do hope they will still continue to hold my hands even when I'm old and cranky, LOL!
@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
My granddaughters are now 13 and almost 17 and still hold my hand or take my arm , and I am old but not cranky lol xx ( I am told lol )
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@hookfan (447)
28 May 07
A very good way to get them to do it too. When my hubby would go shopping with his mum a few years ago (sadly she passed away 2 yrs ago) she would often wander off so he would go to the customer service desk and say that he'd lost her LOL Then I got the idea of those wrist holders and sent them to hubby. He thought it a good joke as I wrote on them 'so your mum doesn't wander off again!' She however was NOT impressed but it worked :) xxx
@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
lol good one , years ago in a big store in Glasgow ( I would have been in my 30s , I had it announced "would Mrs ****** please meet her daughter at the shop entrance please as she is lost" we laughed about it for years xx
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@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
28 May 07
woww~! that's a really great idea~! i'm always very nervous when it comes to keeping an eye on my nephew! i think i'll try it the next time we're out.. thanks for the tip!
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
I can assure you he will love to feel so important , thank you for the response xx
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
28 May 07
i think, this is a great idea. i have seen my neice not listening to her mommy and i think kids would feel quite responsible, if they are treated this way. thanx for sharing weemam.
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
It makes them feel all grown up and responsible for your safety xx
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• United States
28 May 07
Clever, clever! That is a neat idea.
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
Thanks pal , I hope you are feeling well today xxxxxx
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@GardenGerty (99351)
• United States
28 May 07
This is really an excellent idea. It also appeals to their sense of the absurd. I have also had reluctant hand holders hold on to my coat, or put their hands into my pockets. You do not really want to scare them badly and make them think that everyone in the world is out to get them and the world is a very dangerous place. Kids like jobs. I have also had them help me carry one handle of a shopping bag or of my purse. Whatever it takes to keep them safe. Great thinking.
@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
My granddaughters are now 13 and 17 and the youngest often still takes my hand to look after me or she puts her arm in mine xx
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
28 May 07
Wee,Leave it to you to try to be thinking how to make everyone feel the best.You are one of the kindest,most loving people I know.I am proud to call you sister.Sweets you are the best.My love,hugs to you and yours. xoxoxo
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@weemam (13377)
28 May 07
Thank you so much sis , you always make me feel good , hugs across the miles xxxx
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
27 May 07
Oh Weemam this is wonderful, I haven't thought about that and you had a great idea. I am about to become a grandmother in October and I know kids don't like to hold hands. Thanks for sharing :) Have a great day!
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@weemam (13377)
27 May 07
I can promise you a lot of fun pal , I have 4 , My eldest granddaughter is 18 in August my youngest was 13 on friday past , and my oldest grandsons is 13 and the youngest is 10 tomorrow , great fun xx
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
27 May 07
Hmm - reverse psychology weemam - I like it! And it works! I will try that one on my new grand-daughter when she is old enough to walk, lol.
@weemam (13377)
27 May 07
It does work I promise you pal , my wee granddaughter used to get so angry if nanny don't hold her hand lol , she used to tell my hubby I was being naughty and I would get lost . she was 13 on Friday and the eldest will be 18 in August , xx
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
28 May 07
You are so right about abducted children.We had few the last months here.One was more than 1 year ago and still can't find him.I worried for my son too as now he grown up and start go to school by himself.Until now with the excuse of buying bread I go with him until the school at morning but he want come back alone. It's very good idea we make them believe they take care us and not us take care them.I'll tell some of my friends they use for them children too.I'm sure they gonna love the idea.
@anonymili (3138)
28 May 07
That really is a very sweet and sensible idea weehun! What a lovely way to make a child feel all grown up and responsible. I can't understand the awful minds of people who abduct or even consider hurting children, they're just animals. But this discussion is not about them, it's about keeping young ones safe and this is a lovely way to do it without making them feel suffocated or childish. Good on you for sharing this idea. xx
@weemam (13377)
1 Jun 07
Thanks pal , It really makes them feel good because they feel that they are in control xx