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Leaving your kids in the car, is one of those things i just dont tolerate.
Ive never seen it but ive heard of it a lot especially being in arizona, the heat hits quick in cars and we hear about it far too often usually with a tragic ending.
Friday night i went to little caesars with my daughter whos 4.
We got our food walked out as an suv. Was pulling in. A mom and 3 kids youngest could have been no older than 3.
She leaves them in the car.
Mind you, it is running. I dont care. It is just as stupid as leaving them in there with no ac
I sat there contemplating if i should say something.
Then, the 3 year old climbs into the drivers seat and starts playing with the steering wheel and.gear shift. The wipers start. Going off, the alarm starts going nuts on the car shes standing on the drivers seat and i knew i had to say something to the mom.
The mom walks out to turn the alarm off and i roll my window down and say, 'i dont know which is worse parenting, leaving your kids in the car in the heat or with the car runnning.'
She cops an attitude saying it is running. I let her know accidents happen and that as were speaking your alarm is sounding and your daughter is.messing with your.controls let alone how someone could steal her car with them in it. It wasnt the best of.neighborhoods and a sketchy man just walked by when i got out of my car WITH my daughter.
She tells me to research car safety.
I told her if she is too lazy to take her kids in with her, she.might as well stay at home and she.needs to learn ebtter parenting skills and.in arizona its illegal to leave kids.or animals in the car.
Before i left, she ended uo taking her kids out and take them with her.
Probably because she thought i may call the cops.
I just cant stand parents that dont think!!
Answer by older at 7:06 PM on Sep. 9, 2013
Answer by anestheticsex at 7:09 PM on Sep. 9, 2013
That's great! Glad you spoke up. Some people are so stupid or clueless or just don't think it will happen to them. Sadly, she will probably do it again until she either gets caught, or something horrible happens. At least you kept it from happening this time. Good for you! :)
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:18 PM on Sep. 9, 2013
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