Today we went to a local parade and festival with the kids. Everything was fine, we enjoyed the parade and the kids decided to ride some bumper boats in the kids area. Sometimes I forget how sensitive my daughter is- she realy wants to do new things, but when she does she really gets scared.( She had post traumatic stress and so I think that play a big part in her resction to things.) Anyway, she was fine getting into the boat and for a while, but then I saw her getting "the look", you know, deer in the headlights absolute terror and not sure what to do look. I yelled to one of the workers to get her out, buy the time they got to her she was crying but instead of them taking her out liek I asked, the guy starts bouncing her around saying "Oh, it's ok", etc. After a couple minutes I saw this man had no intention of taking her out of the boat (she was *really* upset but because when she's upset she gets mute, she wasn't noisy and he probably thought she had stopped crying) I totally lost it and screamed at the top of my lungs "Get her out NOW please!!!!". (I did remember to say please lol) Everyone looked at me like an overprotective freak of a mom, but I don't care. Things like this stay with her so much longer than they would with my son, and she just doesn't need anymore trauma, ya know?
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4/27/02 at 6:45pm