Welcome to OCDO. I've OC'd here in the Oly/Lacey area for over three years with no issue. What that girl said in a way is profound, the realization that they are helpless to provide for their own safety if something were to happen. I don't think she was afraid of you, but you opened her eyes to her own vulnerabilities. As they say, that "aha" moment. I hope you make it to the picnic on the 13th.