Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Worst Fear

When Boogie was first born Hubster made me aware that , from all the movies he'd watched, that it was inevitable that at one time or another, I would forget one of the kids. That is ridiculous. While I wasn't sure at the time, I was pretty sure that I would never leave the house or anywhere else without my kid (even now that there are two).

Imagine my surprise today when I read about the Family emigrating from the Philippines who left a 23 month old in a Canadian airport. he father thought that the child was with the mother and grandparents and the mother thought he was with his father. Since their seats were scattered throughout the plane, no on noticed. He also happened to be a lap rider so the airlines didn't realize that anyone was missing from the flight. It wasn't until the plane had taken off that security noticed the (almost) 2 year old and started investigating. The parents were informed by the airline that their child was back at the Vancouver airport.

Really? As a mother I'm pretty sure it would have been my lap that my child rode on. I would have at least checked to see that he was okay during flight (apparently the four adults had seats scattered around the plane).

The father traveled 1400 miles back to retrieve the child who was attended to by Tagalog-speaking agent during the ordeal. Poor little guy.

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