Why I didn't let my sister take my daughter to DC for the Women's March.....
My sister is not a planner. She has little common sense although she is a veterinarian. I knew the trip was going to be sketchy so I said no. Glad I did. Here is what happened....
- •Her plan was very loose. A place to stay in Maryland and that was it
- •She got separated from the other woman that went with her. They didn't find each other for hours. Too many people. She started to panic
- •She didn't dress for the weather and wore poor shoes for standing for 6 hours. Her feet were killing her.
- •When she got separated there was no cell phone service and she almost couldn't connect with her other friend, they caught up by texting after many hours.
- •She didn't know how the metro worked and was amazed at the crowds
- •She didn't bring any food or water. Only ate a bagel in the am. Didn't want to carry anything. Thankfully a volunteer gave her a bottle water. That was it for the day.
- •The one bathroom break they took lasted 3 hours because it was hard to find one.
- •The never really marched anywhere because it was so packed. The got off the metro and just stood for 5 hours. So is it called a "standing protest"?
- •She lost $160.00 that she had tucked in her bra for bail money in case she got arrested or mugged. Hopefully one of homeless people found it!
- •Her friend did get her one of the cute pink hats. Can't wait to see the pictures.
- •Momma's intuition was right. Although it was memory making, I kept my daughter safe. Maybe next time! Not!