I certainly hope the police are looking very hard at that possibility. The thought of another child in the clutches of one of these monsters alternately makes my blood run cold and then boil.
Freaks like this are one of the reasons I watch my child like a hawk. I stand at the corner every morning and make sure he gets to his bus stop alright and that there are other children there with him.
He and I talk about this kind of stuff often. It's hard to know where to draw the line between warning him and scaring the living crap out of him. We want him to be aware that there are indeed monsters in human skin walking the earth, but we also want him to be able to sleep nights.
It's his job to 'sleep like a baby' and our job to lay awake nights worrying.
posted on 08/25/2006 6:39:59 PM PDT
(If you want peace, prepare for war.)
It's hard to know where to draw the line between warning him and scaring the living crap out of him.
posted on 08/25/2006 7:17:11 PM PDT
(I don't know, let me ask my I Ching)
Exactly. You don't feel comfortable letting your child roam around when there are news stories like this one. We like to hearken back to the good ol' days and talk of spending every moment running around the neighborhood and walking long distances and hardly being in the house at all. But now kids just have to be watched so close. A parent can't follow them all over yet keeping them too close brings warnings of no exercise and obesity. It's hard.
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