We’ve recently moved house and unfortunately it’s not a fenced property. It’s also a street notorious for hoons. We were moving furniture inside – I was looking after our youngest (then 3 months old) inside while our oldest was outside being looked after (or so I thought) by a family member and playing in the van. All of a sudden I hear screaming and I run out of the house to find our daughter out on the road. Thanks to my husband’s quick reaction time and the vigilant driver our daughter was not hit and is okay. But it was the most heart stopping moment of my life.
Even though I know how quick she is, that the family member felt bad about what happened and the fact nothing did happen and everyone was okay, I’m still struggling to trust them with our children. I put my trust in that person to look after our child and to be vigilant. I’ve always had trouble letting other people look after them and now even more so. All I know is that my husband and I know our daughter, know her personality and know how to keep her safe. It’s going to take a lot to let go again and something I have to work proactively on.
Posted anonymously, 25th April 2014