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What Child Is This?
2009-03-06 - 11:23 a.m.
After getting up so gawd-awful early yesterday, I DID make it to the River Belle for breakfast.
Afterward, I walked - a lot. No rides, just walking and browsing.
But something did happen at Disneyland that scared me.
I was walking past the Tea Cups, smiling at folks, waving at kids, helping families with picture taking - the kind of stuff I usually do at Disneyland. Something about that place just turns me into a big kid.
Anyway, a little girl of maybe four walked past me - all alone, sobbing like crazy.
As I turned around, someone else - a lady with two kids of her own - asked the question: "Are you lost?"
A very young child lost in Disneyland. At least there's lots of friendly people about who will help.
She was so frightened she couldn't tell me or the Lady Samaritan her name. The Samaritan and I scanned the area - no panicked mommies anywhere to be seen.
The lady and I walked the child over to a shop. The lone attendant told us she couldn't leave her post, but there were extra folks at the Mod Hatter who could take the child to City Hall, where the lost-and-found is.
As we headed in that direction, the little girl suddenly pointed to the line for Storybook Land and said "mommy" very clearly. We went over there and found the girl's family. They were in the line and had been there for at least a few minutes because there was about twenty people behind them already. The girl's older sister (I'm guessing, here) turned around, saw the little girl on the other side of the fence, and said, "...oh!"
The mom turned around, saw her daughter, and said this how-did-you-get-over-THERE statement. I hoisted the girl over the fence and into her mom's arms. The mom thanked us for helping and went back to comforting her daughter.
This hopefully will be a good lesson for the little girl. But what amazed me was this:
The family had no clue the girl was gone.
You'd think a family would keep an eye on their kids as much as possible, and know when they were gone.
You'd think so. You'd be wrong.
Anyways, after that I came home, took a nap, and ran errands.
Day off good.
Congress votes for cloture today on the $410 billion omnibus spending bill. Nancy Pelosi wants it passed as is - no changes at all.
With 9,000 earmarks in it, scrapping it sounds like a good idea. There aren't supposed to be earmarks in anything anymore - President Obama promised that. How dare Congress disobey the President.
And as if you needed any more proof that taggers are idiots, I present this from Failblog.
Okay, today is the appointment with my tax guy. This year everything is ready...including me.
Be seeing you.
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