On a recent trip to Ohio, we stopped at Walmart to purchase a few groceries before making our final stop at my in-laws. Being pregnant and feeling 60 weeks pregnant, a stop to the bathroom was in order. While I took care of business, Michael and the kids waited outside.
Right in front of the restrooms were the “Have You Seen Me” posters with missing children’s faces. While I was busy, my boys had many questions to ask Michael about why the pictures were displayed. Michael did his best to answer their questions.
I returned from the restroom and we started on our way to shop for groceries. Not far from the restroom, Thatcher turned back to me and asked, “Mom, were they sad?”
Confused, I probed for more details. ”Thatcher, was who sad?”
“The parents of the children on the missing children board. Were they sad when their children got lost in Walmart?”
Needless to stay, he didn’t wander too far from the cart.