Safety at Home
Safety at home is everything and never has this been more obvious than yesterday.
One of my son’s little quirks is that when someone leaves the house, they must be waved off. More often than not it is my son that does this as he cannot cope with people just leaving. He must say goodbye and go through his little ritual. Every time that he does this, I always prompt him to shut and lock the door.
As I listened to my husband’s motorbike go off up the road, I was happily drinking my coffee and putting stickers in my planner. I was secure in the knowledge that my husband was safely on his way to work and that my son had happily waved him off. My daughter was unfortunately off school, sick, so I had nothing to do until 10.30. I decided to take advantage of the opportunity for a little me time. Can you imagine my horror when, at 9.30, I came ambling down the stairs to find our front door swinging in the breeze!
Although my ears were telling me that my son was safely upstairs, my head was refusing to register the fact. Up the stairs I shot to see with my own eyes. To say that he was somewhat confused by my panicked expression is an understatement lol. Where was the dog? Safely asleep on the dirty washing pile. The relief was enormous – for a second. Then, a horrid sinking feeling came over me. My daughter’s room is on the ground floor, next to the front door. It hadn’t even crossed my mind to check on her! I practically threw myself down the stairs and fell through her bedroom door to be confronted with the beautiful picture of her still asleep.
In that hour of me time, I forgot my usual routine of confirming the door situation. In that hour, safety at home was neglected and it could have gone so terribly wrong.
Until next time, stay safe, stay strong, you are amazing