Have you been in this situation? What happened? What did you do?
My son just turned 2, so he doesn’t speak much yet. The other day we were at the aquarium and we had to leave for lunch and nap. Naturally, my son wasn’t ready to leave so I wrestled a screaming toddler into the stroller. Next thing I knew, he was screaming “help me” repeatedly to the family next to us. I calmly got him in the stroller and left. First, I’m super proud that he’s now saying two word phrases. Second, what if someone called the police or CPS on us? How do you prove that he’s your child and you’re not doing anything wrong? What would’ve happened? I was talking to another mom about this and she told me a story about a mom and her son (she estimated him to be about 8 years old) in line at Costco. The kid all of a sudden fell to the ground and screamed that his mom pushed him. He also added that she hits him at home and abuses him. A lady then called 911 and police arrived shortly. The mom couldn’t tell me what happened next as she finished paying and left when she saw the police arrive. Has anyone had something similar happen? I know that I have nothing to worry about since I’m just being a mom.. and the screaming child is mine. But I guess I’m just curious about the hassle of dealing with authorities because someone was just trying to do the right thing and save a child.