Last February when my husband and I were at Walt Disney World without our boys it was quite a different experience! I never once reached out to grab a small hand or had to carry a kid on my back to make sure they stayed with us and I never had to do a “head count” to make sure everyone was together! But what we did experience was seeing a small girl, around the age of 8, panic and begin crying because she had lost her grandmother. I immediately went to the girl and asked if she was lost while Jonathan went to find a cast member. I asked where she last saw her grandmother and what her grandmother was wearing. She couldn’t answer either question. I’m sure she was terrified and couldn’t even think straight at this point. Once the cast member arrived, we stood back and stayed out of the way. I did stick around long enough to see the girl reunited with the grandmother though!
What a nightmare! Can you imagine losing you child at Walt Disney World? I can’t. I hurt for those families who have ever been through this. In thinking about how horrified I would be, I thought I would share some thoughts on how to, hopefully, prevent this from happening. And, if it did happen, a few tips to help speed up the process of finding the lost child.