Tuesday, September 14, 2010
My Worst Fear (well, one of them)
Look at the picture again. Do you see Ella standing there in her bright pink raincoat? No, you can't - and she's only 3 rows in!!!
Every year I hear about children getting lost in cornfields. And not every story has a happy ending. They often get lost this time of year. It gets cold and damp overnight and they are such little people and usually dressed for day play. This is why I insist that anyone who watches Ella does so constantly. No naps, no long chats in another part of the yard. Yes, give Ella freedom to run around and play, but make sure she's always in view. Not too much to ask, right?
This time of year is so noisy in the cornfields. It's actually dangerous for farmers wandering in the field checking on the corn. A farmer can actually sneak up on a bear in a cornfield in the fall. You can imagine how bad a scenario that is, bears don't like to be surprised. The leaves rustle so much you can't even really hear people calling.
I don't think Colin realizes just what would happen if Ella wandered into the cornfield. I would find her, come hell or high water. And if I had to knock down every stalk of corn in the field to do it, I would. I don't care if it would cost thousands for Colin to buy corn all winter for the pigs. No corn would be safe until my baby was too.