My boy really gave me a scare today. I was walking the kids down to the bus stop, when a dog ran up and started barking at us. I've met this dog before, he's really a coward. He'll run up, bark at us from about ten feet away, and then run away, without getting any closer.
Apparently my son didn't know this, since as soon as the dog ran up, barking, Nathan ran off across the street, right into the path of a coming car. Fortunately, the car was going slowly, and was able to stop just a few inches short of him.
He, of course, was absolutely fine, and couldn't figure out why I was so upset.