Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Unsettling Site

I look out my kitchen window last night and see my son talking to someone in a car. 

Even though he has a friend with him, I go out to check it out.

The elderly man in the car is a neighbor; one we don't know.  He asked our son if he could walk his dog for a few bucks.

My mama bear is rearin' up.  But trying not to go overboard.  I stand close by, but not too close.  (I wanted to see how son handles this.)

So, as I talk to my son about it a bit later, he tells me that the man is weird to him.

Me: "Does he make you feel uncomfortable?"

Son: "Yes."

Me: "You don't need to walk his dog."

Problem solved.  The elderly man is probably a decent guy just needing some help.  BUT I am not going to make our son do it if he feels uncomfortable, not in this situation at least.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Good job Mama Bear! Follow those instincts!