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One of the things I am afraid of is if I will lose one of my kids. Probably, all of us parents felt he same thing too.
Yesterday, we went to one of the malls nearby to celebrate Father’s Day. It was lunch when we went there and the rest of the family had really enjoyed the day except when we knew I lost my son. I know it’s my obligation of taking good care of him no matter what happen. Apparently, I forgot that. That simply because, it was my first time again going to malls together with my family. Maybe I just missed doing it way back when I have myself alone (no kids yet). I assumed that since we went there as a family, they will take care of my eldest since I am bringing my youngest. Unfortunately, no one of them is holding him.
Before we get inside the mall after we had our lunch, we were holding with each other. My eyes were with him when we successfully get in the mall. It just happened that we crossed in one of the known gadget stores in the world; I forgot to take a look at my son on where he is that time. And there, my mom asked me where my son is. I thought he’s with my dad, so I told my mama that he’s with dad. Then, mom rushed to papa to see if he’s indeed holding my son. Unluckily, he was not with him. I started to panicked. I looked around to see if he’s there but then failed to see him. I look around everywhere and even checked for him the whole part of ground floor but didn’t see him. “He’s no longer inside the mall”, I said to myself. I don’t know what to do. My dad saw me and asked if I have had saw my son already. I cried with a reply to him, “pa, wala pa” (haven’t seen him yet, pa). I feel so helpless. I started informing all the security of the mall and give them the information about my son. I rushed to the customer service for a page request. Apparently, their system is damage. About 20 minutes or so, I went to the second floor to see if he went there but he didn’t.
Then there was a man who is wearing a semi like police attire but in yellowish kind of brown color approached me and guided me to the head of the security. He told me to calm down and everything will be okay the soonest. Luckily, after telling me to calm down the staff on duty in the security booth informed me they saw a kid who’s wearing similar to my description. They will just turn over him to the customer service booth. I waited for him there for about 5 minutes, I guess. “I don’t know what to do if it’s not him”, I thought to myself. But everything went to normal when I saw his smile. I just can’t explain how careless I am with him. But nevertheless, I am happy to see him again.
Thank you so much to all those who helped, I don’t know what to do if all the security in the mall have not responded that fast. And thanks to the other staff, the janitors and I don’t know what particular department the others belong to, in never doubting to lend a help in looking for my son. Although the page system is quite disappointing, I still love the fact how the security personnel and the rest of the staff took action in finding where did my son have gone.
For your information, I am still puzzled on how did he end up in the terminal section since we are inside the mall during that time.
To all parents out there, always put your eyes on your kids especially that there are plenty of dangers nowadays everywhere.