Monday

Lincoln Park Zoo, in Chicago IL

Received Monday, November 27, 2006
This morning around 10:30 am, we were leaving the gorilla house and enjoying the day at the zoo when I saw a little girl (who was probably around 2, no older than 2.5) wearing a pink fleece type sweater with 3D flowers dangling from the bottom, pink pants, light brown/dark blonde hair with a ponytail on top of her head and pink Velcro geox shoes, running around from the zebras heading towards one of the exits to the parking lot with no adult in sight. She was sobbing and it was clear that she had been crying for an extended period of time, her eyes were all read and her nose was runny all over her face. She crying mommy, mommy so I assumed she had slipped away from mom and asked if she wanted help. She latched onto my hand and we started walking back towards the animals. I saw lots of women with strollers but they all had children in them.
Then I saw a woman, brown curly hair, brown pants, a black shirt and a gold bandanna type headband. She saw us with the little girl and began calling Sophie, Sophie come on Sophie what are you doing? She was with another nanny and had an accent, polish perhaps? The other nanny's child was named Owen, he had blonde hair and a navy blue sweatshirt with yellow stripes. She did not seem at all concerned that Sophie had wandered off and it broke my heart to see such a small child running lost at the zoo. There are plenty of spots to escape and run off....
If your nanny was at the zoo today with your daughter named Sophie, pushing a dark grey/silver/black Zooper jogger with a black diaper bag, perhaps you want to talk to your nanny or drop in unannounced to see what is going on. It was a scary moment for me, I can't imagine how the little girl felt!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

that could have been the last time that little girl was seen! why don't you parents stress to the people you hand over care of your children to just what is and isn't acceptable! I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

^Are you freakin' kidding me? "why don't you parents stress to the people you hand over care of your children to just what is and isn't acceptable!"

We who entrust the care of our children to professional nannies and babysitters shouldn't have to explicitly detail that actually "watching" the child is imperative.

So-called child care "professionals" should know that playing with or tending to the child(ren) is more important than catching up on the hot neighborhood gossip.

Bad Press said...

Paris Hilton is famous for planting phoney things in the press and hacking in to people’s e-mail and side-kicks to send forged, nasty messages in their name and she is setting Brittney up for a huge fall. Paris is using Brittney to get herself in the spotlight and she is not only encouraging Britnney down a path of scandalous partying, drug using, alcohol consumption and child neglect but she is hoping to be the star witness in the matrimonial/divorce/custody case against Britnney Spears by Kevin Federline. Paris will do anything she can to get herself in the spot light.

Anonymous said...

Paris Hilton? WTF cares!

Anonymous said...

to the paris hilton poster. i think you got your blog pages mixed up, but thanks for the celebrity gossip!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Paris Hilton was raised by a nanny! And look how she turned out.... :)