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Old 10-15-2007, 10:24 PM
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Default Saftey Lesson gone overboard

For those who have or have had kids... I thought you would get a kick out of this.

Since we have been playing outside a lot and walking home, Jason and I thought we should discuss keeping safe. I gave the kids situations and asked them what they would do. For example, "if a nice person pulled the car up to the sidewalk and said they had candy for you what would you do". Answered ranged from "No thank you I don't want to get cavities" to "Yes PLEASE!" SO being the mother that instills FEAR - I express how this could be a dangerous situation... we talked about how we should walk with our head up and looking around... and did some roll play of what happens when you aren't aware of your surroundings (ie: someone can come up behind you). The kids got to practice kicking and screaming in our arms. They scratched us, bit us and tried to get away. It was ALL fun training for them. We expressed our concerns with seriousness. I asked if anyone had questions for J or I and Emma says "Mom, I think - I am just going to stay RIGHT with you every where we go."

To end we talked about HOW important it is to NEVER leave the house without a parent or permission from one. Trent said "that's right, like those two boys in the mountain. They didn't go with their mom." To back-track so you can understand why he made this comment, I recently purchased Allison Krauss's newest album. Song number three is about two boys that stray from their mom's side and go in the woods (during the winter) to find their dad who is hunting. They get lost and a search party is sent out to find them, but have no luck. For three days the dad has a dream of where the boys are and finally acts on it. They find the boys frozen to death by a log... the chorus goes something like "mommy and daddy why can't you hear our cries? We're cold, and hungry and our feet ache" something like that... hahahaha So Emma after hearing Trent talk about these boys says she wants to hear the song. haha So I get it out of the car and we listen to it. By the end of the song Emma has tears streaming down her face. Trent is saying " NEVER, go by yourself. You get LOST and DIE"...

Needless to say, I think we went overboard with our point since we were tucking in crying kids for bed. (Like it may be the last night they would see us) Luckily for me my children will never go past the Johnson's house now! Hahahaha
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:29 AM
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lol, i love it. nothing wrong with striking the fear of death into your children.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:37 AM
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Default while were on the subject of kids

The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about
an Urgent problem with one of the main computers, dialed the
employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper.
"Hello."
"Is your daddy home?" he asked.
"Yes," whispered the small voice.
"May I talk with him?"
The child whispered, "No."
Surprised, and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is
your Mommy there?"
"Yes."
"May I talk with her?"
Again the small voice whispered, "No."
Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the
boss asked, "Is anybody else there?"
"Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman."
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss
asked, "May I speak with the policeman?"
"No, he's busy", whispered the child.
"Busy doing what?"
"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman," came the whispered
answer.
Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a
Helicopter through the earpiece on the phone the boss asked, "What
is that >noise?"
"A hello-copper" answered the whispering voice.
"What is going on there?" asked the boss, now truly alarmed.
In an awed whispering voice the child answered, "The search team
just landed the hello-copper."
Alarmed, concerned, and even more then just a little frustrated the
boss asked, "What are they searching for?"
Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled
giggle: ME."
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:09 PM
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lol, i love it. nothing wrong with striking the fear of death into your children.
Yes, it was so funny...
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:10 PM
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The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about
an Urgent problem with one of the main computers, dialed the
employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper.
"Hello."
"Is your daddy home?" he asked.
"Yes," whispered the small voice.
"May I talk with him?"
The child whispered, "No."
Surprised, and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is
your Mommy there?"
"Yes."
"May I talk with her?"
Again the small voice whispered, "No."
Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the
boss asked, "Is anybody else there?"
"Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman."
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss
asked, "May I speak with the policeman?"
"No, he's busy", whispered the child.
"Busy doing what?"
"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman," came the whispered
answer.
Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a
Helicopter through the earpiece on the phone the boss asked, "What
is that >noise?"
"A hello-copper" answered the whispering voice.
"What is going on there?" asked the boss, now truly alarmed.
In an awed whispering voice the child answered, "The search team
just landed the hello-copper."
Alarmed, concerned, and even more then just a little frustrated the
boss asked, "What are they searching for?"
Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled
giggle: ME."
I have always LOVED that one.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:54 PM
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Loved the story. Be careful, they may never want to leave again...ever...always by your side. I had one that was never going to move out. My brother lived at home with my parents off and on for several years so my son wanted to grow up to be an Uncle Randy. Needless to say I made a quick call to my brother and told him he needed to get his act together and out of that house before we came back to visit again. Now my son is 13 and I am sure he will be out as soon as he can, possibly sooner. Beware of 13!!!
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:55 PM
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Loved the story. Be careful, they may never want to leave again...ever...always by your side. I had one that was never going to move out. My brother lived at home with my parents off and on for several years so my son wanted to grow up to be an Uncle Randy. Needless to say I made a quick call to my brother and told him he needed to get his act together and out of that house before we came back to visit again. Now my son is 13 and I am sure he will be out as soon as he can, possibly sooner. Beware of 13!!!
Hahaha I will keep that in mind.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:25 AM
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The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about
an Urgent problem with one of the main computers, dialed the
employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper.
"Hello."
"Is your daddy home?" he asked.
"Yes," whispered the small voice.
"May I talk with him?"
The child whispered, "No."
Surprised, and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is
your Mommy there?"
"Yes."
"May I talk with her?"
Again the small voice whispered, "No."
Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the
boss asked, "Is anybody else there?"
"Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman."
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss
asked, "May I speak with the policeman?"
"No, he's busy", whispered the child.
"Busy doing what?"
"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman," came the whispered
answer.
Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a
Helicopter through the earpiece on the phone the boss asked, "What
is that >noise?"
"A hello-copper" answered the whispering voice.
"What is going on there?" asked the boss, now truly alarmed.
In an awed whispering voice the child answered, "The search team
just landed the hello-copper."
Alarmed, concerned, and even more then just a little frustrated the
boss asked, "What are they searching for?"
Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled
giggle: ME."


LOL, my kids would do something like this to us.
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