foster sisters

Two Brooklyn sisters took an epic trip to NYC that still has New Yorkers talking.

Zahara, 5, and Zamiyah, 7, woke up hungry and adventurous on Thursday morning. The girls, who are enjoying summer vacation from school, didn't want to awaken their foster parents.

So they donned Cinderella and Rapunzel costumes, accessorized with polka dot shower caps (in case of rain), and slipped out of their house.

The girls managed to travel from their home on a quiet, leafy street in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope all the way to Manhattan via subway.

But before they began their excellent adventure, they stopped at a McDonald's about three blocks from their home.

“They were ordering food and when we brought it, they said they didn’t have any money,” cashier Juan Lucero, 18, told the NY Post.

Instead of asking where their parents were, or calling the police, the low wage McDonald's worker sent the girls on their way.

The hungry sisters decided to try their luck at the Bagel Pub next door, where they ordered bagels with strawberry and regular cream cheese.

Upon learning the girls didn’t have any money, a kindly gentleman who was waiting in line paid for the bagels.

“You couldn’t even see them over the counter. I just heard them first,” said Bagel Pub employee Lindy Majeia, 28. “They were so cute in the dresses. They said they were by themselves.”

After satisfying their hunger pangs, the sisters then hopped a train to the West Fourth Street subway station across the East River in Manhattan.

There, someone with common sense called the police.

It just so happened that Park Slope police were investigating a report of 2 missing children.

NYPD cops took the children to McDonald's for hash browns. The girls were overwhelmed by the presence of strange faces in blue uniforms. The smallest one cried for her birth mother.

Then they were taken to the 78th Precinct in Park Slope for a reunion with their foster parents, Alex Cone, 32, and Krista Cone, 31.

The Cones were defensive when a reporter asked them how the girls slipped out of the house without them hearing anything.

“Thank god the kids are OK. It’s been a heck of a morning for them. They’re all safe and sound now," an officer told the NY Post.

But are they really "safe and sound"?

The Cones received a visit from a social worker at the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) -- the agency that originally placed the girls in their home.

“ACS received a report on this case and is currently investigating the circumstances that led to this incident," said spokeswoman Carol Cáceres in a statement.

Hopefully the agency will remove the children from the home and place them with black parents who know that children are hungry when they wake up in the morning.

The foster mother should have been up at the crack of dawn fixing breakfast for the children.

It's worrisome when foster agencies take black children out of troubled homes and place them with Caucasians who treat them like accessories.

Here's an idea: if foster parents want to sleep in until 12 noon, don't adopt foster children.

  • iSaiditFIRST

    I love this story and I love you Auntie. Too much shade.

  • MissyJ

    Kids are precocious... The same lil boy I told y'all about a few weeks back that was hanging out his winder at nap time. He was a runner.. Would be opening a front door and trying to get OUT... He got to be 14/15 by now. I wonder how he's doing

  • iWasteTime

    The foster mother should have been up at the crack of dawn fixing breakfast for the children.
    -----------------------
    I died right there or that 7 year old should have known how to pour cereal.
    Good morning Roses

  • Buttercup

    It's troublesome that they made it all the way to the subway before anyone thought to take a closer look. I'm all for the free range children movement that is returning, but 5 and 7 is a bit young to be out and about alone.

    The foster parents don't have a chime on their door? Did hear them rustling as they were getting dressed? Did they not have a chain lock on the door that the kids couldn't reach? Most importantly, will they be charged with negligence?

  • Lovelove

    SR what are your thoughts on Wendell Williams being dragged to hell and back, then back to hell right now?

  • Gabriella Greentree

    They look adorbs in those costumes and bonnets ? and i also dont see how nobody called the police for those children. Ive stepped in and found parents or authorities more than a few times in walmart or target because i ABHOR watching any child walking around alone, confused, and vulnerable.

  • smartchickfl

    The shade lol ..."the low wage worker"..."and place them with black parents who know that kids are hungry when they wake up in the morning". Damn.

  • Buttercup

    Lil Butter will fix himself a bowl of cereal with the quickness. I used to jump up as soon as he got up and start cooking and cleaning until he told me that sometimes he enjoys eating his cereal alone and going into his room to watch cartoons.

  • iWasteTime

    lolol Now her ass is losing money. She is going to back pedal soon. Chysler said WE WILL NOT be advertising with you, 'ole ignant ass

  • Buttercup

    You didn't ask me, but I bet she now understands the relevance of the NAACP and HBCUs :coffee:

  • n1kk1a

    I cried tears of joy! That was so cute, dangerous, but cute! I'm glad they're ok!

  • MissyJ

    I don't consider it negligent. Kids get out, the parents weren't out smoking crack, they were asleep. They called the police once they woke up. Not everybody has loud kids. Lilmissy too scary to try to run off but she can definitely be up building Legos or reading and I wouldn't hear her

  • Blue

    I'm sorry, "Low wage McDonald's worker" ... lordy. Aunty missed not one opportunity to cast shade in the write-up.

  • MissyJ

    I may have to actually watch her show when Roland come on

  • JD

    When Auntie speaks, she speaks truth on subjects like this. "Thank God they are OK" Some BS!

  • Buttercup

    I became a super light sleeper when Lil Butter was born. It's so bad that I hear when he turns over in his bed at night. I only sleep soundly when we're at Mama Butter's or Honey Dip is around.

  • Rayne

    Wow..and just like that they could've disappeared forever. Glad they're ok. My goodness.

  • iWasteTime

    Time Jr is likes that too.
    When he was 4 I caught him trying to, he said "you and daddy were snoring and couldn't hear me" so I would leave a bowl with cereal (covered), spoon and a single serving bottle of milk in the fridge. Now I just make sure his cereal is in the front and one of his bowls is on the draining board

  • Goddess™

    They do look adorable.??????

  • Tammie Reed

    I've never been the type that sleeps in late, I get a migraine if I stay in bed too long. This story is all sorts of shady and strange though. I think its kinda normal though to see lil kids walking around in NYC by themselves but here in the south, its not common because basically you need a car to get around since everything is so spread out.

    If I saw two lil girls like them in "princess dresses" walking along a dirt road, I would have definitely pulled over and called the authorities! Most people just don't get involved these days because Its just too much hassle, I get it but still. Glad they are ok!

  • Monique B

    They have these kids for a dam check, call it what it really is. They should be lockup for child endangerment.

  • iWasteTime

    It is in NYC and at that age too. Sad in some cases but very true and in all makes and models.

  • MissyJ

    I see kids that age out and about all the time here. I see lil kids riding the bus. They have their lil bus passes and every thang. It wouldn't be mine but I don't know if I'd call the police either

  • Buttercup

    It is normal to see kids out and about alone, but I think older kids. My aunts and uncles wouldn't allow me or my cousins to roam until we were around 11 or 12. The boys started a little earlier around 10.

  • MissyJ

    He needs his time mother. Read his funnies with OJ before dealing with you and yo mess

  • Buttercup

    Awwww. They grow up way too fast! How is my nephew enjoying his summer so far?

  • Tammie Reed

    It couldn't be mine either, hell I still pick up my son who's 6'3 and 250 lbs and 17 from the bus stop LOL! We bought our daughter a car at 16, I refuse to let my kids walk anywhere down here, hell nawl! LOL!

  • MissyJ

    LOL you sound like my stepmom.. Talmbout she couldn't work cause she has to get my brother to and from school. The boy is 15

  • That’s Interesting

    Exactly! I don't ever remember waking up at that age by myself. When your kids get up early, you get your ass up too. Of course I had more sense than them but obviously they haven't been raised. If they'd had, I'd definitely say beat their asses. And this is why I wouldn't raise kids in a place like New York. How on earth were they allowed to roam the city and ride the subway by themselves? If the parents were Black they would be charged, and I totally agree that they need to be careful of giving Black kids to white parents! Alex and Krista don't give a damn!

  • iWasteTime

    Loving it and he isn't just at the sitter.
    I have something planned for him once a week. This week he is going with his favorite uncle to teach summer school.. lol

  • Buttercup

    LOL. He has his moments when he just wants to be alone. I respect it, because I'm the same way. I hope he continues it until adulthood, because it's imperative that folks are comfortable with solitude.

  • Jusstlookn To Stay Woke

    Waste, we fixin to be hundred aires....Check your account

  • Tammie Reed

    11 or 12 is still too young in my eyes! Its a different world now! When I was a freshmen in high school, I would walk about 2 miles to school all by myself everyday! It would be dark, cold, snowing, rainy,whatever my mom gave no flucks back then! I always think about that dude that kidnapped those girls in Cleveland too, that could have been my a** but God protected me! Thank Goodness!

  • RespectSelf

    Not waking up as soon as your children get up does not make you a bad parent lol. Letting your kids think that they can do stuff like this.. maybe. I have a 5 year old that would never just go out there like that... AT ALL. She ain't even crossing the street without making sure someone is with her.

  • Buttercup

    LOL. That's so sweet! Lil Butter is enjoying being away from me. He went to the beach with BroButter39 and his family over the holiday weekend, headed to NY in a couple of weeks with Mama Butter, and going to Savannah with me the weekend after they get back. We're doing a family vacay for my birthday in September as well. He said this has been the best summer ever.

  • Tammie Reed

    I'm still considered a stay at home mom! I created a job where I can be with my kids all the time! Blogging was the answer! My hubby works on the road as a long haul trucker, so someone has to be here with them! I love being with my kiddos though!

  • LibraGirlonly

    OH CREATOR!!!! What are we doing in this country. I really do hope these girls are placed in a home with people who will love and care for them. I would love to be there foster parent.????

  • 2MIDDLEFINGERSUP

    mofos just want a check

  • MissyJ

    Who was debating sending their boy to summer camp?? Did he end up going?

  • AnonymousRose

    white people need black blood to keep their race going, they love adopting black kids.. oh morning Roses.. hope all you had a great weekend, despite all the bad news...

  • Di Ana

    I have mixed feelings about this story. Generally speaking it is white children that are stuck in a fantasy world because of those Walt Disney books like Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, etc. I think these foster parents read one to many fantasy stories to these girls. I do not find what these girls did was cute. It actually breaks my heart. There is noting adventurous with putting on a Cinderella and Rapunzel costumes and scavenging for food. It tells me that these to little black girls are mentally loss and in "la la" land.

  • Ru Jubilet

    Lots of kids travel in the city alone so I can see how it was overlooked. But they we're traveling durning 'school hours' and didn't have back packs so someone at the McDonald's should have called the police.

  • MissyJ

    Why folks really acting like these folks are the debil? You think the state bought them princess dresses? C'mon now.... This isn't a white people don't care about black kids issue...

  • Buttercup

    Isn't school out for the summer up there?

  • LibraGirlonly

    I really hope they are being cared for. I think we are just skeptical of the sprites actions.

  • MissyJ

    But you had a job and a husband.. My stepmom just sponges off her mother and my deddy sosha security. Now her income getting cut in half in Jan, when my bro turns 16 and she desperate... You were able!

  • MissHarlem

    ?? if you live in the south where a car is needed to sneeze this is a big deal. If you live in a city not that big of deal. Should the girls left the house? Hell nah but whatever.

  • MissyJ

    They are 5 and 7.. they are supposed to be lost in lala land

  • MissHarlem

    Yup school is out. It is July ?

  • Ru Jubilet

    Yes it is. Little kids are noy up that early in the summer riding the train. They are usually playing outside or at the park.

    I believe it should have alarmed someone but maybe not. I don't know.

    I know me and this other lady questioned this high schooler one day at 1 pm why he was selling candy on the train and not in school.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    ooooooooooooooooo.. there's enough shade in this post to cool the sahara

  • Mystery User

    How did they get on the subway w/o passes or money? These little girls are obviously familiar with the in's and outs of the city - NY kids, including myself (Queens stand up), are resourceful.
    Knowing NY, and although it probably isn't safe, it's also not unusual to see kids out and about alone...my niece and nephew take the city bus to school in Queens.
    It's unfortunate that the foster parents didn't do something practical like put milk and cereal on lower shelves for the children to have access to in the event they are too lazy to get up and fix breakfast.

    Glad the girls are safe

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    Why are they in foster care from the giddy up? Where's they daddy? Their mama? Their blood family?

  • MissyJ

    Can't demonize every white person. Kids do kid stuff... I bet I can find a black foster family that had their black foster kids do some silly yet dangerous stuff.

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    The Cones...as in the Coneheads!? Hell kind of story is this? I'll take those girls if they don't want them!

  • starbright9449

    "There, someone with common sense called the police."

    Lmaooooooooooo. I died!

  • Lovelove

    Is he going on her show?

  • Genia

    She cried for her birth mother? LOL was that actually reported?

  • YES I SAID IT…

    SMH saying DAMNN! Sumin just ain't right here. These children are with white foster parents that I hope is not mistreating them.

  • Mystery User

    that is a man right there!

  • MsSincerity

    "Why folks really acting like these folks are the debil"? Because if the parents were black, beige people would've done the same or even worse, like dig up your past and come up with 101 reasons why they should not have been in their care.....and just because they bought them princess dresses does not mean that they're good parents. For all you know, they probably make them do strange things in those dresses. IJS

  • Renee26

    I'm shocked to be reading how common it is for little kids to walk NYC streets alone or without adult supervision! At 5 and 7 yrs old the kids shouldn't be allowed to leave the front yard without supervision. It's sad that little kids are taking trains and buses on their own at such an early age. They're too little to fight off attackers and I'm sure there are plenty in the big city.

  • Lovelove

    And she's going to probably cry on her show to get sympathy, but I, for one, I am done with her.

  • MissyJ

    My sisters lived in Park Slope. The elementary kids would eat lunch at neighborhood restaurants. At noon, you see young children walking from the school to get a slice of pizza or whatever then back to the school... NYC kids are very savvy

  • Mystery User

    Chrysler and Ford are always contributing it HBCU's - Wendys mouth will always keep her in some mess... she must be on crack again.

  • Genia

    Just what we need to see..two little stranded black girls dressed like they on their way to find Harriet Tubman.

  • Di Ana

    How come the McDonald's worker didn't call the police or at least the manager. It's kind of troubling.

  • iWasteTime

    Shit is summer sounds DOPE! And he coming up here! I hope he has a amazing time

  • MissyJ

    Oh lawd you sound a mess... Have a Snickers you get delusional when you're hungry

  • Di Ana

    Two little girls wondering down the street with no adult near by and no one stops? Tsk tsk.

  • jussaying

    that was what i was wondering... if they didn't have money for the dollar menu at mcd's....

  • MissyJ

    Yep! Today

  • Di Ana

    And the fact that no one stopped or call the police until later on.

  • jussaying

    that's most metropolitan cities for ya.

  • HIS4EVA

    GM ROSES!!

  • MissyJ

    MORNING

  • Di Ana

    Something is definitely wrong and for be people to be commenting that it is cute... that's just non sense.

  • MsSincerity

    I wonder if Alex and Krista is a Porsha and Ellen?

  • mela.reign77

    Thankful that someone had sense enough to get these babies some help. Bless their little hearts I hope they are placed in a good home and they will be safe and better supervised.

  • Torae

    Kids need to be taken away asap...no excuse for this. The story couldve ended completely different.

  • Di Ana

    No no no.... I disagree with that. That is wrong. Putting on a costume is way overboard. That's deeply being loss in "la la" land.

  • Just Keya

    GM. How was everyone's weekend?

    About up top: let's not pretend that black families have kids that escape them and don't get up early. Smh. Shyt, the black family they were with clearly was not doing a good job either, so why throw that they need a black family in the mix?! I mean we have black parents on this very blog who don't even get up with kids on holidays. ??Smdh. Whatever. I'm glad the kids were ok.

  • Finding Forever…

    I can't even imagine the fear of waking up & your kids have gone m.i.a. Glad that they were found safely & returned back. I can only HOPE that an actual investigation is done to make sure all is well with them & the environment that they are staying in. Parents can investigated for much less. My aunt & cousins dealt with this for years with her mother-in-law (the girl's grandma). She was a $HITTY A$$ foster parent. I STILL CAN'T STAND HER & NOTHING MORE THAN A WAVE & HEY, LOL. She was ONLY it for a damn check. It was nothing to see the kids getting yelled at & mistreated. I wondered the damn mental of some of the adults (her kids), but of course they treated theirs that way so didn't see an issue. Long story short my aunt (got tired of seeing it & never had a boy so SHE started the process. Hubs was against it at first) ended up adopting the youngest (and her last foster). He was about 5 years & THAT PROCESS...TIP OF THE CAP TO THOSE IN IT & WILLING. They DIG & ALL of KIND of hoop & loops you go through. Court after court hearing, home visits...just to name a few. He's NOW 18, working, no kids & thinking of joining the service (Pops is former military). Thee kids Grandma-Dearest kept ALL have at least one kid, didn't or barely graduated, hustling & ALL kind of criminal activities (the boys). One even LEFT after running away 99 times.

  • nucynu25

    ???

  • Buttercup

    Putting on a costume is way overboard.
    ==========
    Lawd, I'm an awful parent. We've always let Lil Butter wear his costumes well beyond Halloween and buy them just because. It's nothing to see him dressed as Kylo Ren or Wolverine on a random Wednesday.

  • MissHarlem

    Not normal to see children at 5 or 7 wandering but it's also normal to see children around. Times are different goes without saying but I started around fourth grade with my own keys.

  • iWasteTime

    woot!!

  • Torae

    Most 5 and 7 year olds like to wear costumes?

  • MissyJ

    BASICALLY! Chile don't scroll down.. Somebody done told me the kids playing dress up at FIVE is a troubling sign.. Say whet now? The demon white folks got their minds messed up they playing make believe... apparently

  • harley_quinn2.0

    All I can say is I hope these kids are taken care of properly.

  • SameoleJ

    Hey you!! Just say your email.....well just got a chance to read it.

  • PhillyFacts

    Most kids will go in the fridge at age 5/6, and grab stuff them Capri Suns are the devil my 5yo nephew look for them everywhere he go. I'm just confused the angle they took, they seem like pretty adventurous children with widen imaginations. I blame Disney lol

  • Mystery User

    Huh? A kid NOT paying dress up at 5 is more troublesome! Who the ffffffffffff - never mind...

  • Just Keya

    Thanks for the heads up. I must be a miracle then because I played dress up and all that at five and do will my girls. It's called building and using your imagination. I can't deal with dumb ass people.

  • LeBrick James

    So apparently, some people have an issue with these black kids being raised by white foster parents?
    Personally, I'd rather see them be raised by white parents in a stable household than being raised in an orphanage.

  • Just Keya

    Right

  • Saharabutnotdry

    I'm happy they are safe .
    I'm a mom , I can't imagine waking up and not finding my daughter at home , i would have a massive stroke before I could dial 911.
    I'm not judging these parents but how could you sleep that deep knowing you have kids ? How ??

  • Just Keya

    Heyyyyy. Ok cool. I was sad thinking we broke up. Lmao. How are you?

  • MissyJ

    Gasp I used to let lilmissy wear hers to Disney on Ice.. Crown and all.. She was not finna see Princess Tiana in nothing but her finest formal wear TUH

  • jussaying

    lolols... their childhood must have been loads of fun.

  • stav

    I was thinking the same thing!

  • iWasteTime

    #Currently watching Dirty Dancing!
    In my GLORY!

  • Just Keya

    This!!!!!

  • Saharabutnotdry

    It ain't always about race . Crazy.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Listen. Kids are crafty. Very. Think they playing, next they ordering bagels. Glad they were returned safely.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    chile' my daughter had damn near all those Disney costume. Its called Dress up....I got smart and was like I aint buy NO Mo of those expensive ass dress, shoes, whatever else came with it......mather of fact...they in the garage I refuse to throw them away I spent to much money on them and shes 12 now....

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Or staying in the environment that got them put there in the first place

  • jussaying

    lol idk why, but this story is so cute to me. i'm glad everyone was safe and sound. i would suggest they get a better alarm system and put the alarm on before going to sleep though. that could've prevented them leaving without alerting the parents.

  • Hill Candy

    So where did they get the $$$ to hop a train?

  • jussaying

    aw poor swayze :. im still mad jean switched out her nose.

  • Buttercup

    It's always interesting to see the difference based on geography and the types of towns. Lil Butter is 8 and roams the neighborhood at Mama Butter's with his friends. He goes outside to play in the morning, comes in for lunch, goes back out in the afternoon, and comes back in for dinner. He can't do that in the A, because we don't know anyone like that. At Mama Butter's, everyone in town knows who he "belongs to."

  • Just Keya

    Come on with that good logic!

  • jussaying

    this exactly... also, i find it endearing that they feel safe enough to don some princess dresses and head out. means they haven't been touched by all the horrors of the world yet and they still have a bit of innocence.

  • Finding Forever…

    Ain't $HIT parents & grandparents (as I mentioned in my comment) come in ALL races, religions, creeds, ages etc. The condition AIN'T $HIT don't discriminate, LLS. Anyone can get it. Mine was well & hope yours too. Hope you & the little one are well...are you still baking or has the countdown begun? My sister ALWAYS said "AIN'T ISH LIKE THAT THE COUNTDOWN & GETTING BACK TO A SOMEWHAT NORMAL BODY."

  • iWasteTime

    you know how long it took me to realize it was her. my mom said one day, "there go your girl",
    "huh?"
    "thats Baby"
    THE HELL IT IS!

  • Buttercup

    LOL. You better take those costumes to One Upon a Child or Wee Ones Reruns and sell them.

  • Mystery User

    Surely if there were responsible black families to place the kids with, maybe they would have? #justsaying

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    lol...welp at least the Foster mother...knew to get they ass bonnets...for they hair...somebody care... #blackWOMEhairMatters

  • jussaying

    LOL... that's basically what every director, producer, etc said after she upgraded to version 2. and why she didn't get much work. my fave character of hers is always jeannie from ferris bueller. if i had a brother, i know i'd be just like jeannie lol.

  • Jusstlookn To Stay Woke

    GIRL, YES THEY ARE. Remembering waaaay back when my son was in infant and I had all these "gates" to keep him from going up and down steps. I look and this little dude has CLIMBED over the "gate" and stop of the steps waving. I TOOK THOSE THANGS BACK to to store and GOT ALL MY MONEY BACK. They climb out cribs, playpens. You must sleep and sometimes you just be knocked out.

    Glad the little girls are safe. The lesson to be taught is that THEY NEED to know they are NOT allowed to leave the house without supervision and if they want something to eat, simple ask are allow them to have access to cereal and or toast..

  • MissHarlem

    Exactly. Although this is a city, in the neighborhood the children live in they are known. Especially in the building. We still look out for each other. Not uncommon. Shit that's how I got in trouble back in the day nosey ass neighbors ?

  • jussaying

    LOL. girrrrl, yes. one of my friend's was a foster kid and her head was always tore up.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Cute, where at!?! I'm with U on this one. Nothing is cute or funny about 2 young black girls roaming the streets of NY in search for food. It makes me feel like the white guardians are either starving the children or not giving them enough of food, as well as not tending to them for them to even be able to sneak out the house. All I know is they better look into this bcuz just bcuz they are white and decided to take in the children doesn't mean they are right.

  • Jusstlookn To Stay Woke

    HER ENTIRE FACE!

  • Just Keya

    Amen!!! This is so true. And I had the baby!!! No baking anymore. And she decided to come early. Guess she was ready for the world. Lol. And yes my weekend was good. Nice and quite. Lol

  • Finding Forever…

    Facial overhaul costs her a many of dollars, LLS.

  • Zizzle

    WOW! This coulda turned out all the way wrong.

  • Buttercup

    LOL. Princess Tiana deserves the utmost respect!

    Honey Dip and I even have coordinating costumes. This past Halloween, Lil Butter was Kylo Ren, Honey Dip was Darth Vader, and I was Princess Leia. We also have The incredibles, TMNT, and Avengers costumes.

  • iWasteTime

    yes she was mean and funny as hell in Ferris Bueller.

  • SameoleJ

    No, I hadn't really been on. I am good...just a bit exhausted today. I'll send you the answers the answers sometime today. And I didn't get t o see the baby.

  • Mystery User

    Don't you hate that! I see mixed kids with their white momma and i just wanna say - start with Kinky Curly Knot Today and youtube. #IJN

  • Tammie Reed

    "Sosha Security"...I'm weak! LOL!

  • Buttercup

    Shit that's how I got in trouble back in the day nosey ass neighbors
    ===========
    You can say that again! The lady across the street spanked me- rightfully so, I was playing with matches- one day then told Mama Butter when she came home for lunch. Goodness gracious! I didn't go outside for the rest of the week.

  • MissyJ

    But don't NYC have the $15 min wage? Not saying that balling especially in New York but dang Auntie

  • MissHarlem

    I need to buy new bonnets ?

  • Renee26

    My son became a latch key kid around 10yrs old...but that was just walking from the bus stop into the apartment. No long distance commuting. It's a scary world out here

  • Mystery User

    OMG, I just had a craving for Turkey and Cheese sandwich with mayo - WTF! #whitegirlproblems

  • Buttercup

    I've had the time of my life. No, I've never felt this way before. Yes I swear. It's the truth, and I owe it all to you.

    I may or may not have taught Honey Dip the choreography and make him do the dance around the house :kona:

  • Sainthella

    And all those grown folk didn't find it strange that two small children were alone in their pj's and starving #blacklivesmatter

  • MissHarlem

    One bitch told on my father that I was with a boy then told my mom. Damn bitch. I caught it that day. I waited forever to kiss that boy and I still ain't get my damn kiss. Cock blocker ????

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    ....and! floating on a NEW YORK subway by themselves in fantasy garb!

  • Buttercup

    Good morning love.

  • Renee26

    When the kids are found roaming the streets they are typically charged with neglect too. And their parenting skills are in most cases met with negativity. These foster parents should be treated no differently.

  • Buttercup

    Bwahahaha. I'm dead!

  • Mystery User

    I remember when my son was finally tall enough to reach doorknobs - we had those handles that look like levers, too. Although we were excited he was getting taller, I was incredibly concerned that he'd walk out the house one day, as well.
    I relied heavily on the alarm door chime for a solid year. *beep beep*

  • Renee26

    Congrats!!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    These poor kids. They were somehow failed to end up in foster care and are now being neglected. These kids are not precocious, they're not resourceful or curious. Instead, they are not well tended or trained. Most children are afraid to be without their parents/guardians. We have all been near our kids in a crowd and saw the fear in their eyes when they thought you were gone maybe because you let their hand go for a moment. So for them to be comfortable going this far away - something is amiss. This disaster is unacceptable and these people should not be foster parents anymore - they should be doing even more due diligence as state mandated guardians. I'm happy these kids are physically safe.

  • MissHarlem

    I would do the same. No long commute

  • MissyJ

    Lilmissy started at 9. Just in the a.m. for 20 minutes then walk to the bus stop with her cousin. At 10 we graduated to coming off the bus into the house for about 30-45 minutes til I got home. She's good now and I work closer so she's alone maybe 20 minutes in the afternoon and I drop her to bus in the morning. Next year she'll get our earlier so she'll be home a little longer in the afternoons.

  • Mystery User

    NEW POST #MANMEAT

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    It' so bizarre how no one cared.

  • Look@m3

    "There, someone with common sense called the police."
    DEAD

  • Look@m3

    I don't know what to say...all I got

  • Buttercup

    These kids are not precocious, they're not resourceful or curious. Instead, they are not well tended or trained. Most children are afraid to be without their parents/guardians.
    ===============
    I disagree. Kids are naturally curious. It isn't until we teach them about the dangers they could find themselves in certain situations, they experience fear. I've never been a helicopter parent, and Lil Butter is just fine.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lmbao at this story. Stop Sandy!

  • Mystery User

    Not that it justifies anything, but they're foster kids. They probably have no fear because of the environment they were in PRIOR TO. The kids could be used to just walking out of the house. THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE FIRST TIME SOMEONE CARED. They may have adored the princess dresses because they were the only nice thing someone has given them so that is what they wore.
    Don't be so quick to discount all the elements that may have went into the story.

  • Just Keya

    Seeing as how I never said anything about if I feel like they should be charged or not.....

  • Just Keya

    Thank you!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I had to tell my four year old don't speak unless I do. He would wave and talk to anyone.

  • Just Keya

    This!

  • chachadigi

    Wait, but them babies KNEW they didn't wanna get that hair wet! LOLOLOL

  • jussaying

    lmao yeah my a could never sneak out the house when I got of age. my parents have the "open layout" concept so sound really travels unless you're in the basement and that alarm system was SO LOUD. and not only is it loud but it announces which door or window is open smh.

  • Finding Forever…

    Jillian Michaels said her black friends put her down with how to maintain our hair. From braids & the upkeep. She said she can do it too, LOL. She stays braided up & I aint mad at. Neil Patrick Harris took his a little girl to the braiding shop to get that work too, LOL.

  • product of 79

    See how much WE are ignored they got food but NO 1 asked questions ? they road the freakin subway... Nobody said this is strange. And the popo brought hash browns poor girls couldn't get hotcakes or nuttin a hash brown ? glad their safe? they should be took out that home, their white sooo?

  • iWasteTime

    As soon as Mr. Time here the opening song he gets ALL THE WAY GONE! This my favorite movie since I was a kid

  • i troll it like i see it

    Sweet little darlings they are! Glad they are ok!

  • Just Keya

    Sigh. The girls had bagels and cream cheese so why buy them pancakes that they were most likely not going to eat? Do you have kids? And the foster parents being white has zero to do with anything.

  • Empress

    The neighbor has been having is son steer and parallel park when they get home since he was 5. He's 9 now and parks better than me, they better not let him wake up hungry, he won't be taking the train.

  • Buttercup

    Ahahahahaha! This further proves how we're kindred :kiss: Makidada.

  • Noirluv45

    So two employees noticed these little girls were alone, and let them go on their merry way? What in all the hell is that? I swear, the longer I live, the more I wonder about the mindset of people. It was nice that people fed the little girls, but to see them alone...why wouldn't any of those employees or occupants of the stores do something? Insanity!

  • Noirluv45

    I said the same thing before I read your comment. WTH?

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    We are in a time of snitches get stitches, and if it isn't mine, I won't get involved or want anything to do with it. It's sad when all someone had to do was say, where are your parents, or even leave an anonymous tip. No we don't want our kids being violated by the "stranger danger", but if it looks unusual, 9 times out of 10, it is.

  • product of 79

    I Have 3 1/2... I know what they ate I was bein messy ? and the white statement is pertaining to the removal of the kids, if they were black parents the girls would be removed THAT day do the same to them, but they won't and don't...uhhh,Anything else???

  • Mystery User

    I got an interesting text message this morning...#blacklivesmatter
    Did you get the text too? #keepyourcoins

  • Noirluv45

    The sad part about your comment if that if your child was missing, I'm sure you'd want someone to get involved. Fear is the reason people have becoming uncaring and unconcerned about his/her fellow man. It's sad, but this is the time we live in. People have lost their humanity. That's why those girls were able to do what they did without anyone questioning them.

  • Buttercup

    But that's adorable, LZ. I can understand why you're cautious though. He can talk to me anytime. I love little kids who like to carry on conversations.

  • Auditor

    Damn...I agree with Sandra...my parents were ALWAYS up getting us breakfast. And they had an alarm system...no sneaking out...PERIOD.

  • product of 79

    This broke my heart Fr Fr... They don't really care about us-MJJ it's all in this story ?

  • MsSincerity

    Was it a secret message that was not t be shared on blogs or social media?

  • Auditor

    Not their kids...BYE

  • Auditor

    Lol right

  • Buttercup

    Yeah, he's going to mainly be in Mt. Vernon. I think my aunt is going to take them to the Statue of Liberty and Times Square. My cousin said she's going to take him to Playland, because it's not a trip to that area without going to Playland.

  • Freeriah

    This is negative. Just cause u black don't mean u gotta be with black parents. Being a parent can be tiresome and anybody can over sleep. It sounds like these young divas had plans of there own and knew how to execute them.

  • Noirluv45

    Mine too! Nope, they don't care about us because we KNOW if those two little girls had been White, they wouldn't have gotten out of McDonald's. If fact, people probably would've called the police before they got to McD's.

  • Finding Forever…

    AWWWWW...CONGRATS, CONGRATS ;)

  • Just Keya

    No they would not. Hell where was CPS when the lady let her son go play with the damn gorilla? No one took her baby. So please stop it. Then gonna ask me anything else. And that answer is no because someone already asked me why am I wasting my font on you any damn way. Tuh. Smart ass. Every damn thing is not about race. Some things are. But not every damn thing. Bu Whatever. Good day sir.

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly! We live in a very selfish and sick world.

  • Auditor

    Some kids are just adventurous and have no fear...my sis was one...packed a bag with her teddy bear and said she was running away...we followed her to the park and THEN she got scared. Lol she says she doesn't remember that... I do though. Plus there were two of them not one.

  • Auditor

    Exactly

  • Just Keya

    Hello. Are you new here? If so welcome. And just an FYI: some people in here don't like logic. But thank you for saying this. I agree.

  • Just Keya

    Thanks!!!

  • product of 79

    ALL OF THIS ? is all I'm sayin

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    That is true. I am in a community where I approach kids, and I let them know in my way, I am not a bad person, and when I walk you home, you need to tell your parents to come to the door. I remember an incident where a white man was with black kids, and they were really his children, but the authority was called because it looked...wrong. It can go left, and the parent should be grateful. It's as if I cannot get mad at the bank for putting stop on my account for fraud activity or suspicion even if it is me and I have to call to ask why, when it is for my own safety. It's about precaution, better safe than sorry so we won't have to read about another horror story, we the village just raised children.

  • Just Keya

    So y'all just know the McDonalds worker was white? Y'all have to, seeing as how y'all saying if they were white they would of got the McDonalds. And how do we know the people who brought the bagels were not white people? Smdh. I can't.

  • Auditor

    Yup cause negras don't eat bagels *rolls eyes*

  • nucynu25

    I can't believe these little girls were alone for that long & no one bothered to ask why they were alone .. It really just shows how much we are just consumed with our selves. On the other hand , I am on the fence ..I kinda agree with everyone. Its kinda strange that they left in search of food but kids are mischevious , maybe an investigation would just prove they are fine & the guardians were knocked out sleep

  • Mystery User

    Is it a hoax?

  • Auditor

    Don't know I'm torn on that one...there's certain things a white person could never teach a Black kid...I believe they need a Black role model in there along the line too.

  • MsSincerity

    I didn't receive the message. I was just assuming that whatever it was, it was meant to be private if it was sent personally by text. None of our (black) business should not be on display for the enemy to see.

  • Amel

    This article is ridiculous. A lot of parents sleep until their kids wake them up.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If you're one of those parents please give your child up for adoption. Your child will thank you later.

  • nucynu25

    Damn ???

  • Cinnamon Brown

    Chile no MW here is 9 the 15 don't kick in until 2018 I believe...

  • Paige

    Crack of dawn??? Lol Sandra.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Ok

  • Rahab

    They are adorable and hopefully learned a lesson from this on safety. Now I see the harm in a fairytale mindset for kids. Love their princess gowns and shower caps though! God kept them covered on their journey to the city. ?

  • product of 79

    Baha?

  • Mystery User

    OMG Sandra's comment was deleted!

  • the guest

    $15 an hour minimum wage but $1500 minimum rent if your lucky for a one bedroom in the worst part of town.

  • SaltineCrackers

    LOL

  • nucynu25

    Girl , she was wrong for that . ??

  • 88

    I wish those damn aunt jemima bonnets would vanish.

  • Noirluv45

    You know!

  • MsSincerity

    Where at?

  • the guest

    Get these kids an agent!

    Right now there's a white director who already cast two little white girls to make this story a movie. The new Home Alone. Watch.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    until he told me that sometimes he enjoys eating his cereal alone and going into his room to watch cartoons
    ...........................................
    Tears.
    so, Lil Butter had to gently suggest that you let him live because you mighta been doing tew murch...

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ...that is SO sweet...

  • country57

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

  • Noirluv45

    ??

  • iWasteTime

    yes and I just saw your list in the morning wood.
    I do all the movies. I know Friday BY HEART, ad libs, burps and snorts ...lol

  • Karma WhO

    i need to know what the deleted comment said lol

  • MissyJ

    ooooh ok

  • Auditor

    Sigh...

  • nucynu25

    Auntie basically told this young lady she was unfit & to give her kids up for adoption ..the kids would thank her later .??

  • Karma WhO

    lol well..she asked for it

  • scentsychick30

    All those adults saw those babies and ignored it,that is a shame. Also the parents should've laid down the law(don't open my door for nobody or leave alone)

  • Full Monty

    LMMFAO! Chile all kinds of shade in this article. So now white parents don't know kids are hungry first thing in the morning? LOL I can't with you.

  • Nelleoftheball

    Lol, it's always the ones with no kids that want to judge

  • Nelleoftheball

    Lol, it's always the ones with no kids that want to judge

  • Alisa

    I like that they are together. Sometimes they get split up. While the story is cute The caretakers should hv made sure they were told rules about leaving the house. My mom & Big Mamma were up everyday at 6am when I was little. Something else is going on I feel I pray they are safe. OH! And f*ck that McDonald's that couldn't even give the kids a Happy Meal.

  • Alisa

    Exactly! They should know how to put cereal in a bowl fix an Ego or pop tarts. But still young kids in your home and your sleeping in. B!tch better set her alarm clock

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE treat this Blawg like ah child AND WAKE UP EARLY AND CRANK OUT THESE POSTS WOMAN! :rules:
    :D OH :kona:

  • Alisa

    Get outta my head..lol I just said that

  • Nonya Bizness

    I think they might have been looking for their mom. They are too smart! I'm just happy they're safe, they're too cute, and I agree with you on McDonalds, and why did the cops only buy them hashbrowns? They couldn't get a whole breakfast lol? Eesh.

  • smartchickfl

    If that's so, then they're balling compared to Fl's minimum wage lol.

  • Nonya Bizness

    $9 in NY? It's $10 in California. It really should be more in NY than anywhere else. It was $4.25 when I was a teenager in 92. It sure is moving at a snails pace.

  • smartchickfl

    Lol!

  • Truth

    How about give them back to their Mom these strangers not watching them

  • hottlanta

    Yep, I just bought me a patio umbrella to cover me at my desk. Geez.

  • hottlanta

    Sandra called them accessories as if they were shopping at Charming Charlie's. I saw those outfits I said really. Black kids don't wear outfits like that.

  • nucynu25

    Lol, I know it was wrong but am childish so I laughed .

  • Panther Charleston

    Uhm...this write up is a bit harsh. These children are precocious and full of adventure. Plenty of mornings, my responsible black parents were working; the only thing that kept the exact same thing from happening to me was that I could get on the train, get a burger and do it all for $2.00, which I had. God bless these babies. I'm so glad they were not hurt.

  • Fendi

    I was wondering why the little girls were dressed like they were Amish. Endearing story, otherwise. I would've been one to buy them food, but I would've also called the police to make sure they didn't go back onto the streets sans adult supervision.

    Some children are just very special. They trekked further than I do in most cases. I admire their spirits and I pray they will be well. I agree with Sandra. Their household should be investigated. Perhaps it's time for the girls to be placed somewhere with responsible adults.

  • http://www.pornhubby.com BKFREEDOM007

    Why doesn't "Auntie" do more to help people instead of tear them down? You folks can call it "shade," but I call it pure evil. Just because Sandra had her lady parts ripped out by a Tonka truck does not justify the viciousness of her attacks. The only thing that could serve as mitigating circumstances are her diagnoses that could be found in the DSM-V.

  • TOO REAL

    Stop the bull. Black people sleep late too while their own children are hungry. STOP BEING A RACIST SANDRA

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    New York children know how to take the subway at a young age. And even jump the turnstile apparently. I don't know how young I was when I started taking public transportation alone, but surely by 11 I know I was doing it. So I could see people not being shocked by them.

  • QweenOfThorns

    Sounds like my Eva she turned 7 in June. People always ask when we are having another....and give my sleep. NEVER!

  • Mystery User

    OKC

  • iWasteTime

    Girl! Time Jr a only too. He want a sister, I told Mr. Time to go find a woman but the baby comes with us... I don't even mind the late nights it was the carrying, lord only knows if I can do that again

  • BeantownBabe

    2nd that

  • Lisa daniels

    I never get sleep at night now because I hear everything my child does. Turning over falling off the bed laughing in her sleep. The works.

  • Lisa daniels

    Thursday

  • Lisa daniels

    Cuz they black. Becky and Andy would had swat a mcds.

  • Vegas1989

    I was spilling the milk at 7 years old cooking my Corn Flakes....that is what I use to say...I'm about to cook some Corn Flakes....LOL...with a whole lots of sugar.....LOL

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    That was a beautiful story with a harsh ending

  • Vegas1989

    You made me bust out laughing......LOL...I use to miss the bowl big time....LOL

  • che’lint

    This is not a cute story. Going around places begging...taking public transportation in silly outfits. Obviously no one cares about these little girls. Sad and scary..they might do this again..if the enjoyed the attention they got. Imo

  • QweenOfThorns

    I told hubby the same lol....and my mother in law when she asks about another. Luckily hubby is ok with the 1. No baby mamas or break babies so why mess up a good thing. #TrioOfThorns #Mirena

  • hottlanta

    Just put in my PTO notice for that day off. This gonna be GOOD. Someone said when Roland got through she had to check her edges. They were going in.

  • hottlanta

    The brother at Chrysler graduated from Howard. I was like wow. She gonna be like Michael Bolton standing there with a big check for a photo op to the NAACP when he got caught with his pants down.

  • Mister Fantastic

    No gonna lie. I thought those kids were dressed up like slaves for the foster's delight. Aren't they?

  • barbeez

    I don't even know what to say. Somebody somewhere should have called the police earlier. I don't care if the foster parents are white or black as long as they take good care of the children.

  • barbeez

    Furthermore, my parents used to leave the cereal out with bowls and spoons and we'd get the milk and make our own breakfast. No big deal.

  • Allihave2say

    Ya know, that's something to wonder.

  • Cinnamon Brown

    It should... However those that make those rules don't live on MW....... They don't have these kinda problems... ?????

  • dancemomtoo131

    roflmao@...everything

  • don juan

    I cant

  • Dr.Rue

    How do kids wander off in the night, and they're hungry too? Those foster parents should be investigated, this is neglect....or maybe i've been watching too much LAw & order svu...hmmm ya never know. Call Olivia

  • esh

    seems like they were just hungry before their fp's woke up and decided to do something about it. but i'm kinda glad they are investigating because you never know.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    the low wage McDonald’s worker sent the girls on their way.
    I see what you did there.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    There, someone with common sense called the police.
    All those adults & NOT one call to 911.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    @sandrarose, I have always admired your writing style. Do a book.

  • Kristen Williams

    People just do it for the money.

  • silvia2015

    i've watched enough law & order SVU that I bet that the guy who paid for the girls at Bagel Pub must've have followed them so that he could abduct the girls & worse than that, koz the kind ones in most cases are the bad ones, a person who gives af would've paid for their food & immediately call the police before the girls lefts like really??