Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ready


"So I can walk the last three blocks to school by myself?"

"Yes, but only cross the street where there are crossing guards."

"I know."

"What if a stranger tells you he needs help finding his puppy?'

"I yell, 'No!' and run in the opposite direction."

"What if a man who isn't dad, Felix's dad, or Desmond's dad offers you a ride?"

"I yell, 'No!' and run in the opposite direction."

"What if a guy tells you he has free cupcakes in the back of his white, unmarked van?"

"I yell, 'No!' and run in the opposite direction."

"Candy?"

"No!"

"Baseball cards?"

"No!"

"What if a lady has the same puppy/ride/cupcakes offer?"

"I yell, 'No!' and run in the opposite direction."

"Do all creeps look creepy?"

"No!"

"Can you do this?"

"I'm ready, Mom. I'm ten."



9 comments:

  1. I'm going to print this out and use it when I send Jack to Oregon in September.

    *deep breaths*

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  2. How times have changed! I walked a half a mile each way to and from kindergarten (including across a busy road with no crossing guard) in the 1960s. When I was 10, it was a mile each way to a different school. Many of us did back then. Now it's called "free range parenting" and some parents get arrested for it. He'll be fine.

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  3. Omg, I *just* had the save exact conversation with my (nearly) 10 year old too! lol.

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  4. Big steps! My baby is about to finish kindergarten, and yours is walking to school by himself. It's hard to let go, but you are doing a great job, mama. xo

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