In a total "Is-this-our-lives?" moment last night we found out some shocking news.
We returned home last night at about 10:30 to a ringing phone. It was my stepdaughter's number so hubby quickly picked it up.
I wondered why they'd be calling so late and hoped it wasn't an emergency. It turns out that it was not the girls but their mom that hubby was talking to.
All I heard was "Really, No way and Are you serious?" and not much else. Of course I was simply dying in anticipation and almost went and picked up another phone extension but thought better of it.
I heard hubby hang up and I pounced. "What , What was it ?" I asked eagerly.
"Well, TomGirl is not allowed to work anymore" he said
"Oh no what did she do ?"
"Its not her," hubby said . "Its Sarah. A friend of the girls mom found out that Sarah got arrested for sleeping with a 13 year old boy."
"No, it couldn't be" I was full of questions. I'd met Sarah the owner of the pony farm on several occasions and had trouble fathoming it. I was also curious as to how the girls mom knew and who this friend was that provided the information but hubby was in such shock he failed to find these things out.
This was all so bizarre my head was reeling. This stuff happens to other people. It doesn't happen to us. Did we allow our daughter to work with a predator ?
My head is still reeling. I guess it calls into question how well you really know someone.
I'd seriously like to believe this is not true especially since Sarah is the mother of a young son herself and appears to be the picture of the typical suburban mom. But then by most accounts Ted Bundy was handsome and charming so clearly appearances and initial impressions can be very deceiving.
It's scary and again while I don't have any real facts I'd say its better to be safe than sorry. So TomGirl will no longer be working there and I'm floored to say the least.
This kind of thing makes me want to wrap my kids in a bubble and never let them go.