When they came to the Children’s Garden I recognized them immediately. The little girl approached tentatively, but when I commented on her gown she seemed to accept me as a friendly-enough person. I got her interested in doing an orchid puzzle and let her hug the sloth puppet (sloths love to hug). Soon the boy was off to find different adventures with mom wandering after him. My princess left to follow as soon as she noticed mom moving away.
In a few minutes mom returned with a questioning look on her face.
“Where is she?”
“Oh, I’m sorry. I thought she was following you.”
Great! My first day volunteering and I lose a kid!
Within a minute I heard mom call, “I’ve got her!”
Relief flooded over me, but I wasn’t really too worried. Even though it was a little busy, how can you lose a child in a princess outfit?
It really was a great day!