this is as good a place as any to prove or disprove the theory, i suppose...
Ryan said that if paranoia was an Olympic medal sport, i'd certainly be an odds-on favourite for gold
here's what's occuring.
on Saturday, i found out a little boy had gone missing in going to a corner shop not far from his home in Trinidad (where i'm from). yesterday, his dead body was found in a river. today Nathan is going on a trip to the Science Museum in London with his nursery and because of my issues, i can't make the trip. Ryan can't go because he's temping and if he doesn't work, he doesn't get paid.
can't make the connection between what happened in Trinidad and Nathan going on a school trip? don't feel bad, because i know i'm highly sensitised at the moment.
i hardly slept last night. i kept wondering how i could teach Nathan about 'stranger danger' when it's being proven, sadly, almost DAILY that the predators who prey on our innocents are NOT strangers but people familiar (sometimes related) to them! look at Vanessa George and now this fella at the setting in Birmingham, not forgetting Ian Huntley
yes, i'm totally freaked today. i told Nathan that IF ANYBODY other than Ryan or i touches or tries to touch his willy EVER that he is to beat them, bite them, get away from them and go tell someone to call his Mummy and Daddy because somebody tried to touch his willy. am i doing the right thing?
i chose his clothing today with the 'just in case he gets lost, ppl will more likely remember a light-coloured coat' thought in mind. i made Ryan take photos of him before he left for nursery this morning in case a recent photo is needed.
i'm feeling awful. i don't want Nathan to live a bubble-wrapped life but times have changed. am i overreacting?