July 21, 2010 10:44am CST
We recently had new neighbors move right in front of our home and they have 5 kids too. Well I introduced myself to the mom a few months ago just to be friendly and I met her kids. Around a month ago my husband ran into the home telling me she had fallen in front of her home. I went out there to see what I could do but she told me that she would be fine. Her youngest boy had ran out of the home, so she got scared. Now we live a pretty quiet street, no traffic really, so the kids have no problem playing outside on the street. I guess everytime she gets scared like that she feels like fainting so she quickly sat down before she fell. We talked for a while, I told her not to get embarassed because as mom's we just want our kids safe. This weekend my 10 yr. old came running in and told me the baby escaped! I asked him "What baby?" He told me he saw the 3-4 yr. open the gate to the front house and he started to head down the street. I went out there but didn't see anyone. The neighbors house seemed like no one was home. I asked him "Are you sure?" He said "Look mom there he goes!" Halfway down our block I see this little boy running towards an intersection with a stop sign. He turned around once to look back but didn't stop. I wasn't sure it was him, and I was wondering why he had taken off so far without being afraid. My kids went to get the mom and my husband went after her son. I'm thinking "I hope this is her child, if not we might get in trouble for trying to pick up another kid...." The mom seemed totally unaware that he was missing, in fact she went back in the home to check his bed to see if he was asleep. When she came out I asked her if it was him, and if it was not to panic because my husband had caughter up to him. As a parent you worry so much for your kids that I could imagine her panic but at the same time can you imagine if your child was that little and just walked out of the home? I kind of laugh at how funny the whole situation was, especially when her son turned around to wave at us. I'm glad that the outcome was good. There was one parent out there, no two but they just watched the child take off without going after him. Do you have a scary story to tell about your kids running away or are missing?
• United States
23 Jul 10
Yes, when i was like 13 or 14 i used to run away from home when i would get mad at my mom. but i would run away to my aunts house. after about the first few times my mom started calling her and say that i would be there in like an hour. my aunt would come me down and then bring me home. Know as a mom i look back and think about how scared she must of been and then she must of been relived to know that i would do the same thing each time.
• United States
25 Jul 10
Yea i found that out with my oldest yet she never left the house. My oldest is 5 now but about a year and a half she discoverd how to hid and i got to tell you she is good at it to. well i would search the whole house and start to flep out when i could't find her i would call my mom and she would come down the hill. She would come in and not even a 2 min later she had her in her arms and my mom would tell me were she was and i swere i looked in that same spot 10 times. my oldest would even tell me that is were she was the whole time. i'm still trying to figer it out. but know if she hids all i have to do is yell marko and she well yell pollo. it works. as funny as it sounds.