Tuesday, October 2, 2012
An unusual start to the day
So, how did your day start today? Pretty normal?
We had the strangest start to our morning today.
We had just gotten up and were sitting around eating breakfast when I heard noises that sounded like someone stomping around in another room of the house. Joel got up and checked the front door. When he looked out the front and there was a teenage boy standing on our front porch. He was completely naked, and we are pretty sure that he has a fairly severe intellectual disability. On top of that, he had with him two extremely large Doberman dogs. He was banging on our front door, saying 'Mum' and trying to get inside. Joel tried asking him where he lives, or if anything was wrong, but we got no real response.
Joel and I were dumbfounded, this was the last sort of situation we expected ourselves to be in this morning, and I am so, so glad he was home and I wasn't here alone with Ezra.
I was so worried that this boy was lost and that he was going to get hurt, run off somewhere else or try crossing the busy street. But we didn't really want to risk going outside because the Dobermans seemed really protective of him. Who knows how they would of reacted, and unless we suspected he was in a dangerous situation we did not want to potentially get attacked.
We quickly got on the phone to the Police to see if they could come down and handle the situation and help the boy home, whilst trying to keep an eye on what he was doing and where he was going. It seemed like he was confused and thought that our house was his home.
By the time the Police arrived, the boys mother (I suspect), had already found him and loaded him and the dogs into her car and driven away.
I was not really prepared for the situation. I didn't really know what to do.