If you don’t pay attention to your child, there are plenty of others who will. Which isn’t so comforting.
‘As she turned away, so did you. … You disappeared between rows of sweatshirts, and strolled to the back of the store. I couldn’t see you, and you couldn’t see me. You left me, a complete stranger, alone with your daughter. There were no other shoppers, no cashiers, no clerks, no janitors.’