This is not a question. This is just me trying to calm down & to stop thinking of what could've happened.
My child had just gotten out of the car and went to the crosswalk. I stayed stopped because the guard put up her sign and waved for my DD to walk across to get into school (the same as countless other mornings). My DD starting walking across, I waved to her, everything was normal. But then the car in the lane to the right of me started driving. She had already dropped off her kid & wasn't paying attention. I saw the whole thing. She literally came within inches of hitting my 6 yr old child. I saw the horror on my child's face as she froze, the anger of the crossing guard running toward her. It all happened so fast. And, it took everything in me (with the help of my 3 yr old being in the backseat). To not immediately run out of my car & rip that lady a new one.
My DD continued to cross and hurried into school. I got out of the drop off lane, parked and went to go check up on my DD. She claimed she was okay & not scared. But, I know her, she already has a fear of big trucks & cars in parking lots. I know she was putting on a brave face for school. I hugged her and gave her a ton of kisses. The school officials were extremely concerned & apologetic. I was not angry at them because I know that it wasn't their fault. Though I do expect to see changes to the drop off procedure.
But, now my mind keeps wanting to go to a dark place. I keep thinking about what could've happened. What a full-sized sedan car could've done to a 47 lb 6 yr old's body. I'm literally holding back tears.
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:44 AM on Apr. 18, 2013
Answer by LostSoul88 at 11:44 AM on Apr. 18, 2013
Thank goodness she is OK! Doesn't the School specify "No Passing" when you drop off in the "Drop Off" lane? I'd call the School, tell the what happened & they should send home reminders of the drop off safety procedures. My Son brings them home in his backpack every other month & they are also reiterated on the monthly PTA letter that is sent home. Your child's School NEEDS to send these reminders home! That is BS!
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