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The Most Important Thing You Can Teach Your Toddler
When my daughter was 2 years old, I had one of the most scary situations occur that every mother fears. We were shopping at our local super center, and I told my husband I was running back to the sunglasses section, and to keep an eye on our daughter in the toy section. I was only gone for about three minutes, and when I returned to the toy section, my husband had a frantic look on his face.
“I can’t find her,” is all he could say.
What did he mean, he couldn’t find her? I was gone for three minutes and she was standing right next to him when I left. He said he was looking at the puzzles and he looked down and she was gone. It had only taken about 15 seconds for this to occur.
My mind raced as I ran through the toy aisles. No daughter. I started running toward the nearest exit when a voice came over the loud speaker:
“Would Morgan and Colin please come to register 29?”
That’s my name … and my husband’s name.
As I ran toward the registers with tears streaming down my face, I heard people around me say, “that must be Morgan,” as they cleared the aisle for me. I got to register 29, and there was my daughter — my beautiful 2-year-old. I ran to her and wrapped my arms around her.
There was an older woman standing there with her, along with the super center employees. “I spotted her walking...
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