I'm so shaken I can barely type.
If you're on Twitter you may have read this morning that I am never taking my 2 year shopping ever again, until she is at least 10.
After dropping my boy off at kindy, my 2 year old and I went to the local shopping centre. We got there at 8:25am and Target doesn't open until 8:30am. So I took her to the book shop to browse for a couple of minutes...bad idea. She saw the Princess and Dora books and off she went on a full blown tantrum. Target opened so I took her in but as she refused to settle I just grabbed her out of the trolley and made for the car. No dress shopping, no groceries done, what a waste of time!
My husband has just arrived home from work. Some of you may already know that he is a policeman here in town. So, so sad...a 16 year old boy was murdered in that very car park at 9:15am by another, unknown to him, mentally ill 16 year old boy.
I'm feeling physically sick, shaking and totally distraught.
I also feel like I was saved from being anywhere near the incident by a miracle. Her tantrum seems heaven sent now.