Ever had someone set off your mama senses? It happened to me when I was down town with my kids going to a local restaurant. A man stopped us and started talking to my kids. Everything in me was screaming something was not normal but I tried being nice. I let him talk to them for a little bit but I could tell he was really focusing on my four year old daughter. He kept telling her she was so pretty, complimenting her hair and eyes but then he tried to touch her face. I stopped him and got the kids inside right way before he could do anything else. It really shook me up.
After we got home I had a really long talk with the older two kids about stranger danger and the importance of never talking to a stranger without someone they know being there. We talked about why they never go anywhere with a stranger and why we should never take anything from a stranger without a parents permission. I wanted to make sure they knew I was serious but I did not want to scare them either. I am pretty sure they understood, if I ask them why we do not talk to strangers, take things or go somewhere with strangers they answer me in a way that makes me think they understand me.
I just can not believe how uncomfortable the situation made me. Every thing in me was telling me to keep him away from my daughter, I just knew something was off and even though I feel a little bad about feeling that way since I do not even know the guy I would much rather be safe then sorry when it comes to my children. My mama sense had to have been telling me these things for a reason.