As I wrote last week, Go Ask Mom will be hosting the open play area for kids at North Hills next Wednesday, April 27!
Free child IDs thanks to the Wake County Sheriff's Department will be among the offerings. These wallet-sized cards are an important item to have on hand if the unthinkable happens and your child goes missing. They'll have your child's fingerprints and photograph on them, along with other important information such as weight, height and any birthmarks. You'll also get a larger sheet with the same information, which you can stow away in a safe deposit box.
Karen T. Muhammad, a master deputy sheriff in the crime prevention unit, will be offering the free cards. Muhammad said the cards can help law enforcement move more quickly to locate a missing child.
"A lot of time, parents get hysterical and aren't able to convey information right away," she said.
I can only imagine trying to remember my child's height or weight under stress like that.
I hope to see you there!