what happened on Saturday
2006-07-09 @ 10:23 p.m.
Instead of staying on the block which is all they're allowed to do on foot, bikes, or scooters, my children- age 7 and 9, accompanied by their friend age 9, decided to go to Boom Island Park, since they know the way after we went there to view the fireworks on the 4th.
It is .79 miles. They were gone for about 90 minutes, at least 30 of which I had the pleasure of searching for them with their friend's mother.
I was just finishing up giving their descriptions to 911 when they appeared up the street.
So that's what gobsmacked feels like.