Friday, January 12, 2007

It's friday...and we made it!
*edited to add....I just had the week's strangest experience. Daniel took the dog for a walk after school. When he returned home there was a kid at the door. I asked him who it was, he answered Patrick, and I told him to let him in. "Hi Patrick, come on in". "Thanks" he says, "Daniel and I are really good friends!" Funny, Daniel has never mentioned this kid but anyhow, Patrick wanders around the house telling me that he was wandering around the neighborhood and ran into Daniel. "I was pretending to be homeless" he said. "Does your family know where you are?" "Yup"...Interesting.... "I'm a migrating creature" "Ok then Patrick....where do you live?" " On James St." "Well, if you would like to stay, that's fine, but you need to call home." Patrick heads to the front door. All the while Daniel keeps giving me odd looks... "Patrick, who is at your house right now?" "My dad, I have two but only one is at home." Again I suggest he call, Daniel hands him the phone. He holds it for a couple of minutes, continuing to walk around telling me how he is fine out and about wandering because he has good senses. Eyes, ears, smell, touch...."Patrick, (getting frusrated now) if you wish to stay you need to call home." He goes to the kitchen and hangs up the phone. Again heads back to the front door. We're ready to tell him goodbye, the cat meows and he walks back into the house to talk to the cat. Yikes.... finally he opens the door and heads out to wander some more. In talking to Daniel after, he claims that he really does not know this kid well at all, he's not even in his class...he doesn't play with him, he just pops up here and there at school. I just pray that he makes it home safely and that if something happens to him, that at least someone saw him leave my house in one piece...

6 comments:

Jodi said...

How weird! I hope he makes it home okay.

Jamie Dawn said...

That poor kid! It seems that he may not be very supervised at all. He's probably just a lonely kid who is looking for some attention.

About your previous post:
I often use my crock pot (slow cooker as you called it.) I LOVE it! I can put the meat and other ingredients in and not think about it until dinner time when WALL-AHH!! Dinner's ready!!
It sounds like you may need to buy a new one.

Karen said...

That's very strange. We had a kid that sort of attached himself to my son. Followed us home, always wanted to come in the house. But he was much younger. After school he was left in the care of an older sister (who was about 9 years old at the time) -- so, not very well supervised. He moved, but I can envision him turning into a Patrick.

And speaking of Patrick, I doubt anything would happen to him. He's probably been able to look after himself for a long time. :(

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

yikes! how old is that kid, cuz i'd be thinking about letting the school know what happened.

Andie said...

We had a young girl like that in our neighbourhood. she told us she is a spy... yep a spy. And seems no one looks after her. However she has 3 other siblings that are never left out to all hours. Why would one child in the family just not seem to count? But as Karen stated, nothing will ever happen to her... she has made it this far.

Shelley said...

LOL! I know who this kid is. He's a brother of a girl in my son's class. My friend who lives on James said he is an odd bird. There is more to the story but hey, isn't there always. Bizarre!