Have you, or anyone you've known, forgotten a kid somewhere?
This was prompted by a discussion on fb, in the Tide Pool, actually. A user (IT WAS SUPER MOUSE!!!) said that a DJ once opened up a discussion on it and had so many responses he had to extend the original time. “There were kids left at amusement parks, gas stations, airports, you name it.”
I once forgot my son at home, when he was just 4. I had the daycare, 7 kids. I needed to take Corrie to school, and when I put out the call to load up Chris hid behind the couch instead. We were about 5 miles out when one of the kids said “Chris isn’t here!”
It was a little freaky. I rushed back home and there he was, little boy, sitting in the middle of a big couch, in a big empty house, his little hands folded together, a bit worried. I just said, “Hey. You gonna come with us this time?” He nodded. Scared himself enough so he never did it again.
After that I created a buddy check system. I assigned pairs of kids and when I hollered “Buddy check!” they had to account for their kid.
Do you have any stories to share that you’ve heard of or experienced or whatever?