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What would your children do if they were lost?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Hattiesmores753, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. Hattiesmores753

    Hattiesmores753 New commenter

    I made a few comments on the previous thread that was on this topic and just thought that I would make a new thread as I can't find the past one.
  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    My children would probably get out their phones. They are 41 and 39
  3. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Does that not indicate to you that it was not a fruitful discussion?
    For numerous reasons which I recall.

    I shall take this opportunity to respond nonetheless, as it is a good question which deserves some thoughtful responses.
    My children are highly unlikely to get lost, as when we leave the house we take the sensible precaution of unravelling a long ball of twine as we go. However, if it came to the twine running out and the children no longer being able to source the point where it ends, I have instructed them to wonder around in circles of increasing radius until they encounter any members of the public who have tripped over the twine, and take it from there.
    Actually, I am pretty sure they would be good at spotting wound up threads.
  4. Newteacher4321

    Newteacher4321 New commenter

    Just so everyone is aware, I agree with what the poster that created the previous thread said.

    This was that a child should ask a women with children for help.
  5. blushingberry

    blushingberry New commenter

    I've just asked my son without opening this thread. He says he knows his dad's mobile number, so he would go into a shop to ask for help. I suggested a woman with a child would be the least dangerous option if be had to ask a member of the public.

    Does anyone know if reverse charge phone calls are just to landlines?
  6. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Your thread is on mumsnet not here.
  7. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    According to my 8 year old, he would run around screaming for us.

    I am very proud.:eek:
  8. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    We have two boys, our technique when out of sight was to shout to each other, for instance if it was me we would go:


    Son! (I would use his name, not son, but son will do for here).







    When with my wife, they would substitute Dad for Mum, they never got lost.
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  9. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    o. weren't you the poster that created the previous thread?
  10. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    When I was put on the wrong bus to my gran's house, aged 7 or so, I sized up fellow passengers and picked the one who turned out to be a social worker to ask for help.
  11. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    If the last thread was deleted for some reason, presumably this will go the same way?

    When I was very little (pre-school age)and got lost in Woolworths, I just went to the sweets. Was found by a security guard who'd been called by a sales assistant. I remember sitting on the counter waiting for ages and ages until the policeman came. And then watching while the policeman really told my mother off...I'd been 'lost' for well over an hour by then apparently and she's not even noticed.

    Another time (still pre-school age) I was left on a bus by my mother. The other passengers yelled to the driver to stop because I'd been left behind. I was happy as can be because I loved riding on buses and remember being furious that the driver stopped within about 50 yards or so.

    And you wonder why I am the way I am!!?!?
  12. VeronicAmb

    VeronicAmb Occasional commenter

    My kids would never get lost. If they did, they'd actively choose to stay lost because they know if they come back to me, they'd be getting a huge telling off!
  13. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    That's what I thought.
  14. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    How long were you in care for?

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  15. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Luckily I was only escorted to my gran's. My mum had realised and was in hot pursuit of the bus in a taxi.
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  16. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    and why do you want everyone to be aware?
  17. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    ?? I was agreeing with you!
  18. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    yes I know! i was referring back to the post we were both commenting on, which starts " just so everyone is aware" or something similar!
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  19. rooney1

    rooney1 Occasional commenter

    I lost my 3 year old in a Woolworths. He was beside me and then he wasn't. The staff closed the doors. Where was he? In the toy aisle looking at the action men - where I had already looked before panicking. I kept the same child ,at 6, on a wrist lead thing when we went to London at Christmas time. His brother could be trusted to hold on to my hand, coat etc. Even now - as an adult - he is after adventure.
  20. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I remember being lost in a market when I was tiny, and how I started crying. One of the stall holders established I was lost, and scouting the scene from where we stood, asked me "What's your mum like?"
    So I said "soap stars with a square jawline, and cheap vodka" and he found her straight away.

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