We’re listening to the recorded message from the local superintendent of schools announcing that there was indeed an attempted child abuction from our youngest daughters elementary school. She is somewhat concerned, so a brief discussion starts about how the most likely people to try and take a child from a school is one or the other of the parents in some sort of end run around court appointed custody. Seeing her parents are still happily together, she doesn’t have to worry about either mom or dad trying to snatch her up after school and heading for the border.
After all, I said, it’s not like some van with an old dude offering kids candy trying to get them into the van sitting in the school parking lot. She gets this perfect little shit testing smile, lightly rolls her eyes at me and faux-excitedly says…
“But what if he has a puppy?
After that we talked about lock-in props. She’s going to be fearsome when she dates. Just fearsome.