A few days back, while on the way back from work hubby and I saw a man (around late twenties) was walking at the side of a very busy main road. One of his hand was carrying a toddler ( 2 -3 years old) while a young girl (4 - 5 years old) was following behind him walking by herself. Hubby and I was saying why can't the man hold the girl's hand since he still have one hand swinging freely. Or we were wondering why can't he let the young girl walked in front of him so he could still keep an eye on the girl.
We then proceeded to the petrol station nearby. As hubby was filling up the petrol, I saw that man walking towards the petrol station mini mart. I was shocked because he was ALONE ! When I turned my head to look behind, I was even shocked to see that he left the 2 kids by the road side. The elder one was hugging the younger one and both were standing at the side of the busy main road with cars zooming past them.
I quickly signaled hubby to look at the kids and I suddenly felt so worry for the kids. I was thinking what will happen if the kids suddenly decided to cross the road by themselves or unconsciously walked onto the main road or being kidnapped ! My eyes kept on looking at the kids and both were so obedient as they did not even move an inch !
Soon, the man finishes his 'business' at the mini mart and walked towards the kids. Suddenly, the younger ones wanted to rush across the road. Luckily the elder sister managed to hug him tighter. The man then quickly crossed the road and walked towards the kids. Upon seeing this, I felt relieved and glad that nothing happened to the kids.
Maybe I have kids around their age too, that's why I felt so worried for the kids. I definitely won't dare to leave my young kids alone at the side of the road. Be it busy road or not, accident will happens.