Tuesday, December 12, 2006
There was a Code Adam in the mall today at JCPenney. A little boy in a blue long sleeved shirt with dark hair. I had Shawners next to me, in his blue long sleeved shirt and dark hair. I could just imagine if he had no idea where he was at. We stayed where we are but I kept my eyes peeled. The little boy who came wondering down the aisle looking in faces and all the merchandise around him finally had enough people pass him as I kept my eye on him that I realized he wasn't with anyone. I took his hand and we went up to see if he was the boy they were looking for. Shawners followed along. They found his Mom who was much relieved. She must've been of some other religion or ethnicity because she was covered, not her face, but her whole head. My first thought was how could she keep an eye on him without any peripheal vision, my second thought as I glanced at her handful of coupons was to realize saving money is not worth losing an eye on my children, my third and final thought was how easy it would be to lose a child in a mall full of people.