March 8, 2011 by Marj Hatzell

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love where I live (well, so I didn’t say it, I typed it. But still. You get the idea. Right?).

I love it because I have neighbors and friends and family close by. I love it because even when my neighbors move they are still my neighbors and they still like us. Mostly.

I love it because my brothers live three blocks away.This is both a blessing and a curse. HA.

I love it because our little town totally has our back. It’s like Mayberry, y’all.

I love it because if our child escapes (AND HE DOES) it’s quite possible that SOMEONE I know will drive by, notice him running towards the park, see me running around looking for him and put two-and-two together and realize that wasn’t a random eight-year-old running towards the park to play on the softball field , that it was the amazing Bugaboo, escaping and running away. And saving me from calling the police and totally losing it. Again.

NOT THAT IT HAS HAPPENED RECENTLY. Certainly wasn’t yesterday. Ahem. (Yes, it was really, really scary and I’m totally zoned out today as a result)

But say it did happen? Again? So glad the community has my back.

And so glad we have things like AWAARE to help us.

And so glad they have resources to guide us.

And so glad they have Project Lifesaver. Which we’re going to try to get here. So stay tuned on that.

4 thoughts on “Escape

  1. Lori says:

    I’m glad you have that too.

    Cause I’ve never had to worry about a child deciding that the time seemed right to bolt from the house without me.

    And I would so so want that community if I ever did.

  2. Penbleth says:

    So glad your community has resources and more importantly people too pull together and help wrangle your kids.

  3. Julianne says:

    Hi there! I’m a new reader. Had to comment because my family has totally been there. My brother walked out our front door and around the corner to my aunt’s house once. No announcement. Just went. My mom was busy talking to his bus driver in the driveway and didn’t see him slip out the front door. We were PANICKED. Our wonderful neighbors immediately dropped everything they were doing and started driving around the neighborhood looking for him. Gotta love people like that!

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