Sometimes life lets things happen when we least expect it and we are caught unprepared. That’s just what happened to my daughter (and me!) yesterday.
I am almost paranoid when it comes to the safety of my kids. I am pretty sure I annoy them with my incessant reminders to be careful whenever we are out.
“Remember, these bad people do not have other jobs. They wake up in the morning and have nothing else in mind: who to prey on. That’s their job. They mix among us, unnoticed, like normal people. But they are always on the lookout kung sino’ng bibktimahin nila. Kids like you are their targets, because they see you’re preoccupied, unaware, texting, selfie-ing, careless… blah blah blah blah…”
I go on and on and on. Every single time we are out. Imagine how annoying that is. Sometimes I omit the monologue, and throw them my big-eyes look instead when I see a phone peeping out of a pocket. Yesterday was quite a toxic day, with lots to do, and lots of concerns bugging my mind. We were at the hospital after school for P’s clearance with the pediatric cardiologist. (Are you thinking, “So when do we get to the part of the magnanakaw?” Wait lang, some quick background muna… ) Read the rest of this entry…