Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Right Place Right Time

Today while working I was called every name this kid could think of.
As I was out taking my pictures of a home, I heard this young man telling this little girl "If you want too hang with me you better go in this house with me and make it do what it do". Every time she tried to walk away from him he would grab her by the arm.
Now me being a mother of three girls 11, 14, and 16 that really struck a nerve with me. I then went closer to them and asked the young girl to come here for a minute. Upon speaking with her I found out she was only 12 years old and had never had sex. She informed me that the young boy {who I found out was 14} always tried to get her to go into his house with him because his mother was never home. I spoke with the young lady for a few minutes then I asked her which house she lived in. When she pointed it out to me I proceeded to go to her house with her and speak with her mother. Now I can't lie I was nervous because you know some parents don't want you saying anything bout their kids, but I was blessed to find out this mother was not like that at all. She took time to listen to what I had to say. I informed her of what the little boy was saying and told her that every time her daughter tried to walk away he would grab her by the arm and pull her back. Needless to say the mother was pissed at the lil boy but she was glad I had came to her because who knows what he would have did. She said if more parents were like me then things might be different. I told her I feel where she is coming from because you got to many parents wanting to be their kids friend instead of their parent.

When I was returning to my car the lil boy began calling me all kind of foul names he could think of. I kindly ignored him until he started walking toward me then I had to go all ghetto momma on him since I figured that would be the only thing he understood. After I got finish telling him what I would and could do to him he was like "Ah man F.... you, you ain't sh-- anyway, I'm out of here".

I really believe his feelings were hurt more then anything, because it happened in front of his "friends".

Now to be honest with you where this happened at I was not suppose to go there until the following day but for some reason I decided to go ahead and got a day early. I really believe God places us in certain places at certain times for a reason. If I had not listen and went over there who knows what he would have did to her.
Parents we have to stop, look, and listen. We have to stop worrying bout ourselves, look at what is going on with our kids, and listen to other adults when they come to you with a legitimate concern.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I can't even imagine what I would have did if this was my 12 year old daughter! I'm so glad you were there to save her innocence b/c something tells me that had you not came, she would be in a heap of trouble.