Thursday, August 4, 2011

Free Food and a Social Butterfly

One great thing about being in the military is all the offers and support you receive being a military family.  Last night, Lincoln Military Housing handed out free meals to all the San Onofre neighborhood residents.  Included was a family-size lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and a 2 liter of soda.  It was a quick easy meal that was free and tasted great.  Can't beat that! 

On another note, as I parked to go pick up my food, a little girl about 3 years old approached my car.  She was holding two dolls.  As I started to unload my stroller she came right up and wanted to chat with me and even asked me to go to the park with her.  She wanted to see the baby as well.  All I kept thinking was "where are her parents".  I know I was in a neighborhood so she could just be right outside her house but I was still looking around for her parents.  After I got the baby all set in the stroller she took off running to the park where there were other children.  This scenario makes me nervous as my little one grows up.  I am all for having an outgoing child as this little girl was, but where is the line?  She practically wanted to take a ride in my car with me and asked me to go to the park with her!  How do you tell your kids not to talk to strangers but to still be their outgoing selves free to be inviting to people?   What do you think?  What do you tell your children?


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