I was flipping through an old notebook and found a conversation with Lily I’d quickly scribbled down. Reading it, I couldn’t help but smile, remembering the exact moment Lily described her version of Stranger Danger to me.
Enjoying a special lunch date together on October 19th of last year, Lily stated, “Mom, you never ever go with a stranger. Even if he says come to my car with me to eat candy. Never. Ever.”
“That’s right” I say, so proud of my girl, “what would you do instead of going to the car?”
“Run and scream. And I’d never ever go with a bear either. Right mommy?”
“That’s right, never go anywhere with a bear, Lils.”
“I wouldn’t go with a bear. No. No. No. Oh no. Or a punkin that yells boo. Or a ghost. But definitely not a bear.”
She was so focused. So serious. I smiled as she played with her sandwich, brows furrowed, deep in thought, “But a witch? I like witches. Maybe I could go with her on her broomstick. Not scary. I like witches.” With that she took a bite of her lunch, nodding her head in approval.
Happy Hallowe’en, have a safe and happy night!