Earlier today, my 17 year old daughters asked if they could go to the mall after school and I told them that was fine . Around 5 pm, the phone kept ringing and I could tell one of them was trying to make a collect call, but she couldn't get through to me. They both have cell phones so I called both phones, but neither of them answered. I started getting really worried so I called the operetor and asked if he could tell me where the phone call was coming from but he said no. Right after that I got another phone call and it was the police!!!! My first thought was "Oh my God, they had an accident." But he said no, there was a problem and it was that my daughter Brittany had gone to get a soda at one place and my other daughter had told her she was going to go across the street to get something but then she never came back and it had been two hours since she had seen her! I just about had a heart attack on the spot. I called my husband and he went straight to the mall to look for her and I drove to where my daughter Brittany was. When I got there, thank God the first person I saw was Courtney or I probably would have fainted. She had shown up about 10 minutes after the police called me. What had happened was that she had gone across the street to talk to an army recruiter and had ended up taking a test and then talking to him and she didn't realize how much time had gone by. She felt really really bad and poor Brittany was totally traumatized by the whole thing because she thought something terrible had happened and that it was her fault for letting Courtney go alone across the street. I, of course , was thinking the worst the whole time I didn't know where she was ....I probably aged 10 years and got 20 new gray hairs. But they are both home safe and sound now with me and I'm not letting them out of my sight for the next 20 years!
Whew! What a week it's been!
Anyone else ever had a scary experience like that with your kids?