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Perpetual Exhaustion
hanging on by a thread

Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Today i had to explain to Daynah that there are people in this world who do mean things to others for no reason at all. She was spending the afternoon at her best friend's house and we had brought her scooter over so she could ride it while they played outside. After playing outside for a bit they left their scooters and what not on the front lawn by the porch and went inside to play. During that time, someone came up to their house and made off with my daughter's scooter. Daynah was devastated. When I picked her up this evening she was crying and was just so utterly upset and crushed. It literally broke my heart to see her that way. What kind of person boldly walks up to someone's house and then makes off with another kid's belongings? We drove around the neighborhood hoping to see it lying on the side of the road, or to see someone riding it without any luck. She cried the whole way home. She cried once we were home. She sat on the couch, head in her hands, face all red and tear stained as i tried to explain to her that it wasn't her fault, that someone did a very bad thing. She asked why someone would take someone else's scooter, if it was because they didn't have one themselves or because they couldn't afford one themselves...and i said those could be reasons someone could use to justify stealing, but no matter the reason it was wrong to take something from someone that didn't belong to you. My darling husband stopped on his way home at Zellers and purchased her a new Razor scooter. We honestly didn't have the money to afford a new one right now, but luckily my husband remembered that at this store you can redeem your points for gift cards. We had over 600,000 pts, which turned out to be $80 in gift cards. New razor scooter purchased, and a smile finally put back on my broken hearted girls face.

Barely Written by geenalyn at 10:46 PM |

4 Comments:

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Kimmykay said........
It is during these times my momma bear comes out and I could kick anyones ass, young or old. Andrew had 2 bikes stolen (1 from our front yard another from our BACK yard). I just don't get the mind of someone that justifies that.

Hugs to Daynah. I hope she never has to see the bad in people again for a long time.
 


At 1:32 PM, Blogger JerseyTjej said........
I second Kimmykay! And thank you for thanking Greta and me for the RAK! That is the first one in over 4 that I have sent out that someone even managed to say those words! Hug Dayna a little tighter for me!
 


At 1:53 PM, Blogger JerseyTjej said........
ps...Please let Daynah know that there is nothing she could have done better to protect her scooter...
 


At 12:33 AM, Blogger Tink said........
That's awful! Why kind of assh*le must you be to steal from a kid?!
 



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