Thursday, February 09, 2006

Speaking of the Gym...

Something interesting happened today. I was picking Gracie up at the child care and couldn't see her. I was calling her name but did not see her behind the tree house. The staff looked around blankly, like they had no idea which child was mine. When she came running out of the tree house yelling "Maaammmaa" They kind of did a double take. The person at the front asked if she could see both of our membership cards. I showed them to her and she let Gracie out. Now, some people might be offended by this. But I was so happy. I would prefer they be on the cautious side than to let either of my children leave with just anybody! Sometimes I forget that we do not resemble each other. She is just my daughter. But I am glad that someone in charge of my daughter's safety would make sure that I was her mother...

4 comments:

Old Lush said...

I'd much rather have ID checking, too. I mean, I know they did that this time because of Gracie..but I have had the gym do that occasionally with Ian..fine with me!

Shelley said...

It just comes with the territory. No one should be offended for taking safety precautions.

I know what you mean though about not giving the differences a second thought when you look at your daughter.

BTW-Good for you! The gym. You're a better woman than I. :) You go!

Shell

Kristin said...

isn't that the truth? i never think about the fact that someone could (justly) question my parent-status!

Ninotchka said...

I'm with you. I'm glad they checked your ID. My old gym did all the time. I thought that was really neat that even after they "knew" me, they would still follow procedure. You just can't be too safe nowadays!