Sometimes, experience is a great teacher but in some critical situations that could be life-deciding, knowledge is a better teacher. You do not want to lose a life before you learn an important lesson and know how to handle such situations better. Well, I almost had an experience but knowledge eventually pulled me through and was a better solution.
There was a football match between Brazil and Argentina in the Meadowlands in NJ. Well, Brazil and Argentina are two countries with top players and one of the most anticipated soccer matches in football history. As expected, the stadium was a filled house. Although, the game was very exciting.
At a point when we were in the stadium stampede, for a split-second. I lost a grip of my five-year-old child and it was like, life raced out of me for the shortest possible time. That was the experience part. Fortunately, we reunited and I remembered I have never had any prior discussion about “if you get lost in a crowd” before since there has not been a situation of being in a place with so much crowd.
Immediately, we got back to our seats, I wrote my mobile number on his arm. I told him to reach out to a grownup (a mom is preferable) to reach out and call me. Also, as we return home, my child had frequent sessions of reciting both my and husband’s mobile phone numbers. However, “the writing on the arm” is advisable for kids that have not so come of age or kids that are under your watch and may not need your number save that one experience.
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