Tuesday, 15 July 2008


So, I was going to catch up on some posts tonight, but on the way home, my littlest darling ran ahead of me, and out of sight, decided to cross the road by our home. Which is not a busy road, but cars race down the hill on the way to the park, and race up - Britannia Rd cars have the right of way - so they don't stop. So, I saw littlest one disappear behind the hedge, and his sister standing on the corner, and I yelled 'stop' as I do to tell them again to stop there (because they love running ahead of me to the corner), and then as I got near, there he was. Across the road. Standing on the corner. At first I couldn't believe my eyes. Then I realized that my 3 year old had just crossed Britannia Road by himself.

So now that the daily stuff has gone on and dinner is over and little ones tucked up in bed, everything that could have happened keeps crowding into my mind. Rush hour, and there's almost always cars going up and down. How did the road happen to be empty at that minute? He says he looked and no cars. I say, angels.

So I'm going to go say thank you again to all the spirits and angels looking out for him out there that he is safe and sound, and kiss both my darlings on the tops of their sleeping heads, and I'll write about books and things tomorrow.


Charlotte said...

Glad to hear the angels were looking after your boy. My lot also love to run or ride ahead of me and I think I've trained them to wait for me on the corner, but you never know. I am still anxious until I see them again, and then on we go to the next corner.

Nymeth said...

I'm so glad he's okay, Susan. I can barely imagine how frightening that must have been!

Anonymous said...

My heart stopped just reading this! Thank goodness for Angels.
Sorry I haven't been around for the last week. Apple really managed to muck up everyone's systems with their latest update. I'm just winging quickly round friends at the moment and will come back and read your Beowulf post later.

Emily Barton said...

Thank heaven for those angels!

Susan said...

charlotte: I think it's called living with your heart in your mouth. My heart's finally started beating normally again! - at least until we approach that corner each day....Holly-Anne is old enough to wait and she didn't move a muscle. I can hardly wait for Graham to be that age!

nymeth: thanks so much. It would be similar to one of your dogs running out in traffic. It's one of the worst feelings in the world.

table talk: I know, I tried to leave a comment on one of your posts and no luck. I'll come try shortly and see if it's better. We're having problems with the microsoft new update, which kept reinstalling itself until Microsoft finally came out with the compensatory update for it on Monday!

emily: oh yes. like I said to charlotte, I freeze up when I approach that corner with him now. I swear the whole block can hear me shout for him to stop now!!

everyone: thanks for your thoughts and caring. :-) It means alot.

The Solitary Writer. said...

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Gentle Reader said...

Thank goodness the angels were watching! I have a three-year-old daughter (and 12 and 9-year-old sons), so I'm very familiar with the feeling of disaster averted :)

Susan said...

solitary writer: thanks very much for the invite! I think I joined it.....(at least I added my name the way it said to....)

gentle reader: I like that phrase you use, 'disaster averted'. Yes, that is exactly how I spend a lot of my time these days with little Graham!!! and yes, with three children of your own, you would know it too.