Have some mothers taken complete leave of their senses?
1. You have a fenced in back yard but you choose to let your 2-3 yr old pay 10 ft from the street while you sit on your rear in the front room. You really think that you can get to her fast enough thru the door even though you can see her thru the window!?!
2. I went to Covered Bridge Festival (over 1.5 million ppl every year) and watched a woman leave a baby that was MAYBE 5 months in the stroller facing the walkway, outside the booth while she went around back of the booth to make a bottle. She did this twice! I stayed there just in case someone would try to take the baby. I thought about pushing it further into the booth but you know that I'd be the one getting accused of trying to abduct it.
Do people not care about the safety of their children anymore? Do they not realize that society has changed?
Answer by Memigen at 10:18 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
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Answer by MrsOkpataku at 11:18 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
Maybe they don't interpret the same risk you do. My youngest daughter has been playing outside with her older siblings since she was 2 1/2 while I did things in the house (not even looking out the windows). I never had a problem with it. She knew to stay away from the street (and it was a lot closer than 10 feet to the curb, more like 5'). In fact she was always the one to remind the older kids to stay away from the street, including the kids across the street who didn't seem to understand the concept of staying out of it. She would yell across for them to get out of the road. She's now 4 1/2 and knows how to cross a street and goes all over the place with her older siblings (who are 8, 9 and 10).
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:18 AM on Oct. 11, 2010