|picture by Megan|
A couple weeks ago I told her she should ask him his name so she won't be scared of him anymore. Now she is no longer scared of this nice man, but she still isn't scared of other more real strangers, either.
Case in point. The other day I needed to go to JC Penny. We were leaving when she noticed the TV at the photo area. She ran in, sat down and started watching. I called her over and over telling her it was time to go and got no reaction from her. I called her and said I was leaving, bye. No reaction. I walked away where she couldn't see me. No reaction. I said that I hoped a nice stranger would find her. No reaction. So what could I do other than pick her up and drag her out of the store?
I went and found a stranger. I asked some random guy to help me teach Emma a lesson on stranger danger. He walked up to her and started talking to her. I have no idea what he said since I was trying to stay hidden but still be able to watch. Before heading over to her he was concerned about really scaring her, so I told him not to worry, not much scares her and besides, I wanted her scared!
I watched. And watched. and watched. watched. blah. Nothing. She looked at him. Looked back at the TV. At one point she got up, grabbed a stuffed animal from under the TV stand and then sat back down. That's when he gave up and walked out. What a pathetic stranger. I doubt he even offered her candy. Fooey on him.
|Sitting in a fort the kids made (picture by Megan)|
I guess next time I should find a scarier looking stranger.