Sad little boy

We were driving down Killingsworth last night past one of the large trailer parks – the park is all behind a big privacy fence – but right where one of the openings in the fence is – we see a little boy – maybe 5 years old – standing on the side of the road. He’s right on the curb – looking out into the street with the saddest look ever on his face. Out in the middle of the street is a hippity-hop.

I can only assume that it took a bad bounce and went out into the street, but I’m guessing the kid wasn’t supposed to be out from behind the fence – let alone go into the street. There’s a lot of traffic on that road. So he just had to stare at it almost in tears.

As we drove by I said to my husband how sad that made me – he agreed and whipped a U-y in the middle of the street. We went back, jumped out, grabbed the toy and brought it over to the boy – just as his father (we guess) was coming out from behind the fence just letting into the kid. It looked like it could have been a bad situation – the kid made eye contact, but the adult wouldn’t. I just really hope that the extra few seconds we delayed the man from dragging the kid back behind the fence gave him a chance to cool down a bit.

7 Comments so far

  1. brewcaster on May 1st, 2008 @ 11:00 am

    Is Metblogs turning in to LiveJournal? ;)

  2. divebarwife on May 1st, 2008 @ 11:22 am

    I don’t know… I’ve never read anything on LiveJournal

  3. daaaaave on May 1st, 2008 @ 11:24 am

    Thank you for posting that link. I thought you were talking about a dead bunny.

  4. brewcaster on May 1st, 2008 @ 11:32 am

    Oh, its a place people can write about boring things that happen in their lives for the few "friends" they have on it that may care; rather than a site dedicated to the topic of a city where people may care less about said things.

  5. divebarwife on May 1st, 2008 @ 11:36 am

    Ah – well since this post was an interesting commentary on social conditions in our city and how we as individuals can potentially influence them, then the answer is no.

  6. divebarwife on May 1st, 2008 @ 11:37 am

    daaaaave – glad to clear that up for you :)

  7. daaaaave on May 1st, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

    Wow. When did Oklahoma get all aggro? I thought he was all about respecting people’s opinions, man…

    Maybe those balls would have helped him write a few better pieces. Hell even the food nerds over at managed to raise a good discussion over which local commercial spokesperson you’d want to shtoop.

    I went with the chick from the Landmark Ford commercials. Rawr.

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