Be Prepared with ICE
Being a mom means being a worrier sometimes. Worst case scenarios are always rushing through my mind. I’ve heard about the campaign to add an emergency contact to your cell phone directory under the label “ICE,” which stands for “In Case of Emergency.” So, if you are ever in an accident (heaven forbid), the emergency personnel will be able to easily locate someone on your behalf.
I did this, but then I took it one step further. What if the cell phone isn’t with me or is damaged? What about my child, who doesn’t carry a cell phone? What if the emergency personnel don’t know how to work my phone? (Even I can’t figure it out half the time!)
So I printed up some business cards with emergency contact information for my husband, child and me. I had them laminated and then slipped them in my wallet, my husband’s wallet, and my child’s backpack. My runner friends tell me they also carry an ICE card with them when they are out by themselves.
It makes sense, and I feel a little bit better knowing the cards are there.