Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Wyatt's Feelings on Stranger Danger
Some moments in life must be recorded in one way or another. We had one of those moments the other night with our little Wyatt (4 years old).
For Family Home Evening we were discussing "Stranger Danger" and basic safety rules at our house. We were talking with our kids about different situations that could come up. This is hard as a parent because you don't want to scare your kids but you also want to make them aware and be prepared in case they ever needed to protect themselves. So after we had said pretty much all we were going to say Jeremy added his last dad thoughts which are always the same when we have these conversations. He tells the boys that if anything were to ever happen to them, if they were lost or if someone took them they needed to know that he would always come for them. He said he would not eat, sleep or do anything until he had them back home. The boys didn't say anything and we asked them if they had any questions about what we had been talking about. Wyatt quietly said, "Dad, would you bring your truck?" Jeremy said, "Yes". Wyatt then said, "Can I sit in the front?" Jeremy could hardly keep a straight face and said, "Yes". Wyatt said, "OK" and he was content, almost excited with Jeremy's answer. Well, hopefully something we said got through to them that night, if nothing else, Wyatt knows where he'll be sitting if Dad ever has to come and rescue him.