The naked toddler rescue
So last night after a lovely dinner without the children, it was a little scary as we were out driving at 7:30pm and nearly ran into a little toddler (approx. 18 months) who was standing in the middle of the road! I gasped and told G to stop immediately as I didn't see any adults anywhere. I ran out and talked sweet to her and asked her what she was doing. Where's mommy I asked?? I had to pick her up (which was kinda awkward as she was naked from the waist down) to get her off the street. She was only a few feet away from a very BUSY intersection which leads to the main highway!! (For those of you who know SA, we had just turned right off of 20th by the Yan's restaurant.) I walked with her to the nearest neighbor to see if he knew who she was, but he didn't. The guy must have thought I was nuts at first, holding a partly naked baby!! So we walked around hoping the parents would be out looking frantically. It kinda worried me that no one was out anywhere. As time went on I was beginning to worry that no one was looking for her. Anyway, we were about to call the cops when a lady (not the mom) comes running around a corner from way up the street and was obviously flustered. She said she was a friend who was visiting and didn't know how it happened. I passed the baby over, and we turned to leave. Later I saw what looked like her dad running over. The lady had said a feeble thank you and the dad didn't say anything, so I'm not really sure what was going on in that family. Maybe they were totally flustered and didn't know what to say. Or maybe they were up to no good and totally not paying attention? Sad and scary. She was far from home and could have been badly hurt. It made me so stressed out almost, since you just imagine it being your own kid and what you'd be feeling like. You just hope it would end as happily.