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Old 03-16-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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Just a rant: forgetting children?
I just read yet another news article about someone who forgot their child was in their car and the baby died because it was left in the car all day. How do you forget that you have one of your children with you? I mean I can understand the father getting to work and doing the V-8 slap that he forgot to go to the daycare, but how do you not notice that your child is in the backseat of your car? It just astounds me! I feel sorry for the couple having lost their baby in such a tragic way, but is forgetting your child that easy? I suppose if this were the first time I had heard about it I wouldn't be as shocked, but it seems like you read about this kind of thing several times a year. It's so sad!
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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I agree.. I would not judge the parents.. but maybe there needs to be some kind of a beeper if there is a baby in the car, a beeper goes off till the baby is removed...

I can't even begin to understand the loss those parents must feel.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:20 PM   #3
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I know what you mean. Mindboggling and tragic.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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Pardon my french but HOW THE HELL DO YOU FORGET YOUR CHILD IS WITH YOU? I mean, you had to help them get into the car! Too much cellphone activity, too much of anything! Sorry, but I DO blame the driver/parent/careprovider. I talk with Maddi (DGD) when she's in my car. No one has ANY excuse for this. Mary
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:53 PM   #5
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Pardon my french but HOW THE HELL DO YOU FORGET YOUR CHILD IS WITH YOU? I mean, you had to help them get into the car! Too much cellphone activity, too much of anything! Sorry, but I DO blame the driver/parent/careprovider. I talk with Maddi (DGD) when she's in my car. No one has ANY excuse for this. Mary

I completely agree with this statement. There is no way in hell you can forget there is someone else in the car with you. I'm sorry if you don't agree with this, but it's true. Yes, it is a terrible loss for the family, but plain and simple: You can't forget there is someone in the car with you. I don't care how busy you are. End of story.
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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I also do not know how you forget that you have a child in the car with you that you are supposed to take to daycare. Someone has way too much on their mind. A parent needs to take the time they are with their child to interact with them. Even a baby in the back seat could enjoy hearing a parent's voice while they ride to daycare. It is tragic!
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #7
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I agree, you couldn't possibly forget you have a child in the car. My daughter used to sing and talk constantly, we would do ABC's or numbers all the way
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