This may be something you already do, but after recently watching the Primetime with Jaycee Dugard, it really got me thinking.
These days with so many smart phones out there, or phones that take pictures, its really easy to snap a picture of your child before you leave the house. God forbid they get lost or worse, no one can predict the frame of mind, as a parent. It’s very easy to say…I would do this or I would do that. However, I have learned in my life, that personally, you just never know. I said that about completely different situation years (and years and years) ago and then I found myself in said situation and reacted differently.
So recently, I have started to take a quick picture, with my phone, before my son leaves to go to any crowded place. Amusement park, the zoo, even the mall. That way you have THE most recent picture of your child and the clothing they had on that day, already with you to give to the proper people.
I hope this doesn’t seem too somber, I just think its better to be overly prepared, than not.