Monday, April 13, 2009

How to Lose Your Child At The Mall For A Minute

First, take children to Cold Stone Creamery on a very busy day.
Next exit ice-cream shop with cups of ice-cream and head for the escalator.
Realize your kids shouldn’t be holding ice-creams on the escalator for safety reasons and offer to hold them for them.
Juggle three bowls of ice-cream in one hand and a bag of take-home for your husband and your four year olds hand in the other.
Tell your newly 6 year old to "grab on " to your shirt as you approach escalator. Get on the escalator and start descending.
Turn around to see your son frozen at the top of the escalator but not on the escalator.
Beg him to just get on, watch his eyes well with tears as you further descend unable to re-climb the escalator to reach him.
Have a heart attack.
Try to maintain eye contact. Panic the minute you lose sight of him as you reach the first level.
Go down the escalator and run to the up escalator.
Climb feverishly (but while trying to look calm) and see he has not flinched from his original position.
Embrace. Eat ice-cream.
Head for the stairs.


||| laura frantz ||| on April 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

Anonymous said...

Poor Little Man! POOR JEN! I can't imagine how you must have felt!

My mom almost fell down the escalator when we were at the mall with Michael because he refused to get on and she tried to climb back up to him.

I think the first person who invents a way for a mom to have two or three more arms and hands will make millions!


Cage Free Monkeys on April 14, 2009 at 4:27 PM said...

Hes has NEVER done this on an escalator with me. We use them all the time. As a matter of fact--we had just taken one up to get to the ice cream store.

Anonymous said...

LOL- funny; but NOT funny!

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