A Little Girl In Need
--by pat, posted Nov 8, 2013
I looked around and saw a 4 year-old's head stuck out of an SUV's open backseat window.
I went over to ask her what was the matter and calm her down saying her mom would surely soon be back. But she said she needed to go to the bathroom urgently. With no mom in sight, I told her to get out and I would take her to the bathroom (the entrance of which was 20 meters from the car.)
She was very glad and ran with me to the bathroom explaining that she was not allowed to get out of the car by herself. Afterwards she washed her hands and I took her back to the car. Still, there was no mom in sight. But the little girl gave me this really big smile - relieved as she was - and that made my day!
I really hoped that the girl told her mum afterwards what had happened. So, hopefully, next time she won't leave a little girl alone in the car, even if it is only to buy one quick thing from the store.
Though i too worry and perhaps in hindsight would have left a note to the mother. We have all been there, us mothers.
Life is short - take care of your loved ones!