There are somethings in life that I just don't get! Never have.... never will!
This is one of them. Leaving your child in the car. We've already had our first death this year of a child left alone in the car (ok first that I've heard of). Come on people first of all this is FLORIDA and it's hot even in the winter! There is NO excuse for this. I know when Blake was little, and often to this day, I check the car seat even when I know he isn't in the car with me. It should be a habit you create as a mother. Where are the mother's instincts in these cases? Trust me it is talked about a lot on the news as the weather gets warmer down here... how dangerous it is to leave pets and children in the car. I am not an eye for an eye kind of person but I so just want to strap these people into a 5 pt harness and leave them out in the sun for as long as they left their child.
The other one that bugs me more than anything is people who do not restrain their child in a car seat... oh hey even in a seatbelt. It bugs me to no end! Don't you want your child to be safe? Don't you understand that it is dangerous to hold a baby while driving. Yes, I have heard the arguments that "back in the day" we didn't have such a thing... well now we do! Now we know that dangers and have a simple way to prevent something happening. We also live in a society that seems to think that traffic laws are suggestions so people drive too fast, don't stop at red lights (never mind stop signs), do not know how to yield or merge, and the list could go on and on and on.
I just don't get why you wouldn't want to do everything and anything in your powers to keep your little ones safe (no matter how old your little one is!).
ok.... off my high horse. I'll try to get on later and post a more typical Teacher turned mommy post!