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I can still remember the time when we first bought the best pack n play children’s playpen for our second born as it was an event that anyone would not forget if it did happen to them. Our eldest child, the rambunctious one, got lost at the mall and it took us the whole of an hour to find him.
We really did not find him ourselves but one of the security guards at the mall did. We just found out that he was finally located through the PA system announcing that a lost child wearing this and that clothing had been found. Hearing that message was like music to our ears and thankfully doused our fears of him being kidnapped or other worse fates.
He was found at a music store with a clutch of the best yoga DVD, like these, in hand and not crying or anything to show he was lost. It seems like he did not know what was happening to him and oblivious to the things he was doing. I don’t know what he was planning to do with the CD’s, maybe he was getting it for his mom as my wife has several of those same CD’s in our house.
We immediately proceeded to the customer support department and we finally saw our son sitting in a corner, with a chocolate bar in hand and smiling a big grin. We hugged him as tight as we can and never admonished him one bit for the trouble that he caused. We were just really happy to see him again.
I was very nervous the whole time that he was gone as several unhappy thoughts keep running through my mind. What if somebody took our son and decided to bring him home with them? My son is a very friendly kid and would easily play or talk with someone he did not know. We always tell him not to do such things but his innate curiosity oftentimes gets the better of him.
What if a child predator or other lowlifes had the chance to take him and do evil things with him? If that happened then I think I could not find a reason to forgive myself for my negligence. I can see myself searching for him till the day I die if my son really got lost. I will make it my life’s mission to see him again and I will turn this world upside down just to look for him.
But thankfully we found him immediately and he was none the worse because of it. I hugged him and carried him with me the whole day afterwards and never did let him go. We also treated him to his favorite ice cream and bought whatever he wanted that day, which I’m afraid, was a lot.
That was a very poignant lesson for me to take better care of the ones I hold dear. We got off this one luckily but it could have been much worse if luck was not on our side. I would never make the same mistake twice.
When you are into something exciting and thrilling like motorcycle racing, you tend to ignore minor cuts and bruises as they become part of your life. Even today, after 15 years of marriage, my wife gets upset whenever I am in a minor racing accident and asks me to see a doctor immediately. I […]
If you are planning to buy a dog, I would advise you to get a husky Pomeranian mix. When I got one, my friends were surprised; after all you expected a retired motorcycle racer to get a fierce, scary dog, not a cute little thing like a pomsky – this is what they call a […]
I have encountered a little trouble with my breathing these past couple of days. You see I have been hitting the weight room again, as my flabs are seemingly planning to take over my entire body of sorts. Being with the kids always is a little bit hard on the waistline, as they have the […]
Getting bruises out of nowhere is a particularly scary thing to experience. It makes you wonder on how it got there in the first place, and making you review everything that you did, the places you went to, and probably all that transpired between the times you are okay and the time that you first […]
I have a persistent dream this past week, and it is only yesterday that I got to remember it. You see dreams have a particularly annoying way of being erased from your memory once you wake up and only leaving you with snippets of ideas of what supposed to have really happened during your dream. […]
I have gotten my hands again on another dog, still a little one like my Pomeranian and also as cute, or dare I say much cuter than Ditto. My friends always consider me as the drop off point of several already unwanted dogs probably because I have a huge backyard, which is bounded in two […]
Time really seems to have wings nowadays that you literally are aware of it passing swiftly by, and many things are not what they really were used to be, back in the days. Maybe I am just suffering from mid-life crisis that I’m beginning to be aware of such things. I know I am already […]
The only remaining thing of the motorcycle accident, that sent me to retirement quite a few years ago happen to be on, of all places, my hips. Although it’s very painful when it acts up, I am still thankful that I came away with my life from that accident and I will always remember that […]
It’s a ninety minute drive from downtown Portland, but boy was it worth it! I am talking about the fresh and cool, although salty, kind of winds that only big oceans can bring. Yep, we have been to the beach recently and we sure did have a blast with it. Just imagine waking up early […]
Breast feeding is very important to the first two years of a baby’s life. Although there are milk formulas, powdered milk or other substitutes for it, nothing can beat the nutrients of the milk that came from the mother. Breast milk contains many essential elements needed during the baby’s developing years, foremost of which are […]
It is very rarely that I go to hospitals. It’s probably because of my experience being in one, or more specifically being a patient in one that makes me have goose bumps, if ever I go even just near it. In fact my fear of hospitals translated into the general fear on anything medical, even […]
I never had any kind of tattoo in my life, nor do I want any to be put on me any time soon. I do not really know why, but I have a kind of aversion to them. I know bikers are typically synonymous with tattoos and the likes, but I’m not a biker per […]
We are going to my parent’s house next week for a visit of sorts and also to help them celebrate their 5oth wedding anniversary. All of my brothers and sisters will be there so you can basically call it a reunion for all intents and purposes. It really has been a while since we all […]