My Son Isn’t Afraid Of Strangers — But I Am

My Son Isn’t Afraid Of Strangers — But I Am

My son is on a summer camp field trip today. He, along with 99 other campers, is going to a public pool 30 minutes north. According to the camp director, another local camp with about 50 kids will be there. Plus maybe the YMCA camp. And the pool is open to the public. And it’s going to hit 90 today. So, really, hundreds of individuals—children and adults—will be descending on this pool in the coming hours.

And my 5-year-old will be one of them.

All of this info came up when the camp director informed me that my son “wandered off” during their last excursion. Apparently, instead of joining his assigned group and heading to the restroom to change, he sauntered over to the snack bar to do some people watching. And no one noticed for many minutes.

Needless to say, none of this is comforting.

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