I’m scared. The world is becoming a disgusting place to live in. People have lost their humanity.
Every day I read frightening stories of children being abducted, murdered or being sold as sex slaves.
My heart cries. Children are supposed to be the future of this world but instead we are treating them like a piece of meat.
We try our best to protect our kids but sometimes things happen – even in front of us when we least expect it.
After watching a video this morning of a child being snatched only couple feet away from her mother, I panicked.
I ended up watching the video 5 times to see if I saw it right and each time I watched the child being snatched away, I jumped up out of fear!
It could have been my child, I thought to myself.
I’m a mom of two kids who does exactly what this mom did.
Trying to shop with two kids is difficult but we do it because we have no choice. We put one in the pram and hold the others hand or put them both in a trolley or we do exactly what this mom did.
But is that really keeping them safe?
My daughter is always running off wanting to explore on her own.
If I turn around for a minute, she disappears because she thinks it is funny and the perfect time to play hide and seek.
Once upon a time, it would be a great game to play in a store to keep the little ones entertained but in today’s world, it could cost you your child.
I’m always paranoid in the mall, watching over my shoulder and holding my daughter close even though she hates being restricted.
How do I keep her free but close to me?
That video made me think…
Think about a product I never wanted to purchase because I felt like I would be treating my child like a pet. I wasn’t even a fan of pets using it because, for me, it never felt right but the truth is that it helps.
It helps keep them safe and close to you and that is important in today’s world.
I know this argument has gone on for years…
But think about it,
Have you ever had that moment when you look down next to you and your child isn’t there anymore?
That moment when you look up; you find her walking into a crowd of people who end up swallowing her in.
I did, it freaked me out. I felt like my world was falling apart as I ran in immediately praying to find my child…
To be honest, I was that parent on the other side who judged moms who used the harness.
I used to think that it was lazy parenting and barbaric behavior but not anymore.
Stare at me all you want in public, call me names – it’s not going to bother me.
Using a child harness is not punishing your child, it’s being safe.
They say “get control of your child and teach her how to behave in public.”
It is so easy to point fingers when you are not in someone else’s shoes.
I have to make decisions that I feel are right for my family.
I love my babies and would do anything to keep them safe, and if my putting a harness on my energetic toddler is going to do that then so be it.
I’d rather face criticism than lose my child ….
What are your thoughts on this?