On the road with my kids, my toddler was screaming at me because she hates the car. I decided it was time to teach them a new song to re-direct the irritable one’s attention.
I figured it was time to teach my kids my phone number (even though I PRAY they never get lost!). It was one of those judgment calls where I figure that it is better for them to know my number than to assume that I am going to be a perfect parent and never miss a beat (with three very little children!).
This song popped into my head to the tune of “Oh My Darlin'” and I sang it multiple times on the way home:
We have practiced it enough now that they actually do know the whole thing, but I didn’t want to share my phone number publicly on YouTube so I posted the one they didn’t quite get right. Haha.
I’m pretty sure it can go with any phone number.
“(_ _ _) – _ _ _ – _ _ _ _
That’s my mommy’s phone number.
If I’m lost, please call my mom!”
Since then I have asked them questions “WHat are you going to do if you’re lost?”
And I give them the answers like “I know my mommy’s number…. can you call her?”
My kid’s also know their whole names and mine to give someone helpful information to find us quickly if for some reason it is needed.
I don’t plan on losing my children any time soon, but I also want to have a plan in place just to be sure!