There are moments in life, having survived that, you do not want to remember them again. And sometimes the mere thought that this could happen to our child plunges us into fear.
What if the baby is lost? Many of the parents at least once in their lives got into such a situation, even if it lasted several minutes, but I remember the emotional shock for a long time.
This instant cannot be predicted, it does not warn about the arrival. The child had just been here, was spinning under his feet and suddenly disappeared, and around only strangers’ faces and a deserted world, no longer needed by anyone.
The story of one walk
One day, while walking in a shopping center, I entered the toy department with twins. Everyone ran to the store window they liked, and I went to the shelves of games. While I was talking to the seller about the advantages of a particular game, it took about 10 minutes.
Having decided on the product, I went to the checkout, looking around the room to bring the children with me. There were no guys. Leaving the goods at the checkout, went through the hall, calling the children by name. No one. She asked people in the department, ran out into the main hall – no.
It is difficult to say where the minute-long panic fear, ringing in the ears and heartbeat rushing out comes from. Lost. Stolen. All the horrors I could imagine flashed before me in a random sequence.
Already, with tears in her eyes, she returned to the toy department of the sellers. In a broken voice, she began to explain that two children had disappeared, that the twins would run after each other, even if only one was in trouble.
They brought water, called a security worker, the benefit now there is someone to ask for help. Not to say that all this calmed me, but allowed me to somehow get together.
People around did not remain indifferent. Leaving aside our affairs, we began to look for children together. Previously, I showed them pictures on the phone.
It was clear that the children could not go anywhere on their own, outerwear and hats remained in my hands. While we were consistently bypassing every corner on one floor, the guards worked for everyone else. My husband drove to the center after leaving work, and I continued to look for children.
They found the security guard already pretty scared. As it turned out, they hid in a gift car in the lobby and waited for me to find them.
I just collapsed on the couch by the fountain, pinning them to me. This time everything ended well, but hoping only for good, it is necessary to remember the simple rules in critical situations.
In the first minutes it is important:
1. To be able to extinguish panic.
2. Act immediately.
3. Immediately contact law enforcement.
4. Post a voice announcement.
5. Hope for a happy ending story.
My story ended well, but how many such cases when parents lose their children forever.
We will not think about the bad, the main thing is to draw the right conclusions and never let our children out of sight. If possible, hold their hands, do not lose sight of. Most of the tragedies occur due to the fault of the parents, I experienced it myself and do not want anyone else to experience similar emotions.
Take care of your children!