I guess that isn't that great of a title, but that's exactly what has happened.
In my efforts to teach the child to be leery of strangers, I have helped her develop kidnapophobia.
So maybe I made that term up, but I bet you know what I mean.
This morning she woke up and the first thing she said is "Mom what will you do if I get kidnapped."
I answered honestly: "Go to prison." Bad answer yes...honest also yes.
Anyway, I then tried to calm the situation by telling her my job as her mom is to protect her and not to worry.
So of course, because my kid is some sort of genius, she then asks me how do I plan to protect her when she starts school....
Why would she ask me something like that? I am wondering the same thing. I put on my best poker face and gave her the best "teachers are our friends" speech that I could come up with.
I hope I was convincing.