Just had an interesting start to the day. April Jones is missing. She needs finding. The media want to keep the story going. I appreciate that. They call me. Will I go on air to discuss whether I will let my boys out of my sight? I agree on the proviso that it’s not a debate with someone else, or a parent about the case. Because I am worried about the boys going out of my sight. I am worried that W, age 4, would go off with someone – a stranger, someone they’ve seen at school or similar. They would. They are open, honest and trusting boys.
I go on, the call is live, and guess what, I’m debating, in a very nice way, whether I’ve got a realistic sense of “perspective” on this issue, because I don’t want them to go out of my sight. And whether I am worried that my boys will turn out to be “couch potatoes who play their Nintendo all day long”… I stood my ground, and I was truthful and true to myself in the conversation / debate.
But what really annoyed me, was LBC thinking that I would just go along with it. They called me as a PR who is a parent, because I’ve had clients on with them before, and that’s fine. But it’s just not fair, especially when I’ve raised it beforehand, to put me on there and debate this kind of thing. If I were one of my clients, I’d be screwing over this.
I don’t know why I’m sharing this here on my blog. To reassure myself that I’m not a paranoid mum? Do I really care what others think when it comes to the safety of my children? No. So maybe this doesn’t need sharing at all. But I’m just going to leave it here for a bit because this has rattled me.
I’m open and honest. But it doesn’t mean that other people are. Maybe that’s the lesson I should be sharing with my kids?