Amanda - posted on 02/19/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )
Please don't judge me. I feel beyond horrible, but I think it will help me for other moms to share their horror stories. Or maybe I just need to share so I can stop dwelling on it.
Earlier tonight I was sitting in the living room on the computer. My 16 month old son was chasing the dog around. I realized that I hadn't heard them for a brief time, but saw the bedroom door open. I got up to go check on them and realized the front door was open! I was in a panic! I ran outside calling his name and the dog's name, but nothing. I had to run back in to slip shoes on because I couldn't walk on the rocks. The whole time I am screaming for him. I look around back and they are not there! I stupidly didn't grab my phone the first time I came in (wishful thinking maybe), so I ran back in the house and called 9-1-1. Just as I was talking to the operator, I saw him and the dog running back down the street. (They weren't there just a minute or two before!) I told the 9-1-1 operator I found him, rushed over, swept him into my arms, chatted with him, tracked down the dog and brought them both home. As soon as I walked in the door, I was weeping! I called my husband and told him. He was just happy to hear that everyone was safe. Obviously, I did not know that the door was not 100% closed, yet I feel so stupid! So many, many horrible things could have happened to him. Luckily, he is back home and in bed right now. I thank God that everything is okay, but I am still shaking-this probably only happened three hours ago.
If anyone would like to share their own story or whatever that would be great. However, I would appreciate if I didn't have to hear what a horrible mother I am! Thank you!