I just don't get it!

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!


  1. Nothing wrong with straying from "typical".

    I agree, it's so sad when there is a the loss of a child, especially when it could have been prevented.

    I live in Utah. There was a little girl just found dead in her neighbors apartment. She wandered over there, and met up (accidentally) with a new roommate that had moved in, and he killed her.

    It's stories like that which helps me to feel alright with my decisions to be insanely careful with my children's rules and safety....

  2. i agree...people are just stupid. there was one person around here that left her car running and infant inside and someone stole the car! HELLO!

    although if i do ever see it, i will call the police! i also do check the carseat even though i know he isn't with me...just a habit b/c he usually is with me

  3. Finally...someone who thinks like me! I have done a few posts on different aspects of carseat safety, etc. before...and had people comment and make it sound like their own personal "convenience" is more important than their child's safety! Well, it won't be like that in my house (or vehicle!).

  4. These stories make me so sad. I can't even imagine the pain.

  5. Something like this happened in Toronto last summer. I can't even imagine.

    and don't get me started on the carseat thing... the thing that irks me the most is people driving around with infacts in the carriers and the handle is up. Read the instructions people, the handle goes down when driving and I would really hate for you to find out the hard way why!


  6. I compleeeeeeeetly agree. Both of those things make my blood boil. I just don't get it either. My children are the most important thing in the world. Why would you not do everything in your power to protect them. It makes me madder just sitting here thinking about it!

  7. So, I agree with you. Yes, it's impossible to understand how people voluntarily leave their child in a car while they, say, gamble. However, you should know that a lot of these people have back stories. That doesn't make their actions right. But. If you're addicted to gambling, you don't know you've left your child for 3 hours. Plus, if you have poor impluse control in general, it's impossible to recognize the consequences of your actions.

    Plus single parents who are sleep-deprived might forget that their sleeping, silent child was in the back seat when they got out at work.

    Horrible, yes. Criminal, yes. But often times, these people DO love their children and didn't have an intent to do them harm. Yes, they deserve punishment but I just wanted to put that out there.

  8. what is wrong with people? I just don't understand why someone would leave their child in a car for an extended period of time? This is someone would just shouldn't have a child!!!
    And not have their child in a seatbelt...

    I can't stand when parents put young children in the front seat..

  9. why would you even leave your child in the car?? forget the heat- why are you leaving a child alone in the car at all? I takre my kids with me or I don't go. I get gas where i can pay at the pump or I take them both in with me. I just don't get it!

  10. I am always looking back to wear Eliza would be even when she isn't there. Those stpries make me extremely sad. I also get steamed when I see kids all bopping aorund in the back seat with no belts! Are you kidding me? What are these parents thinking? I get on my husband about wearing his belt and I won't drive a passenger who doesn't wear a belt.

  11. Oooooh, that so pisses me off. I hate the news... but I too just posted a similiar blog the other day. I could go on and on and on... but I would rather just mentally bitch slap those parents for a bit.


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