I was just curious, I hear horror stories all the time. My brother and I were forgotten at daycare when we were 3 and 2. My dad was suppose to pick us up. He got home and my mom was in the shower, so he sat down and watched tv. Apparently she was out of the shower for about a half hour before she realized the house was too quiet (my dad should've been home by then) so she came down to call him and found him asleep on the couch. When she woke him up to ask where me and my brother were he replied "it's your day to get the kids." It was not LOL... Luckily we were safe at daycare and I think he ended up getting there right before closing if not close after.
Then when baby #3 arrived, my second brother, he managed to escape the house while both my parents were upstairs getting ready. I was 5 at the time, my dad came down and asked where david was, and without looking away from the tv I replied "he went for a walk." He was 13 months at this time. They found him down the street playing in a puddle on the sidewalk. I had wonderful parents, we're all grown adults now who lived relatively happy, healthy and safe childhoods. But with 3 kids in 4 years mistakes were made. Luckily no harm done. So I was just wondering other peoples stories. No bashing please, and feel free to go anon if you think you're gonna get attacked.
Answer by nsrush83 at 10:37 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
My son (4 at that time) got mad because I was tired and didn't want to go to Walmart. Hub and I decided we'd go the next morning when he was off work. We all lay down to go to sleep. I ended up falling asleep first and my son got up, got dressed, and headed to Walmart. Luckily a jogger who had seen us outside playing a lot recognized him and stopped him. He had still made it to Walmart though. Crossed an extremely busy street. No shoes on. Someone had also luckily already called the police so the police stopped the jogger on his way to bring our kid home. CPS had to come investigate of course, had to take a breathalyzer and drug screen, no biggie there. And they taught us some awesome tips to make sure nothing like that ever happened again. Very grateful.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 10:39 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
I briefly "lost" my son for a few seconds. He was 2 and we were on a playground playing. He was about to come down a closed slide so I waited at the bottom for him. When he didn't come down, I called his name and he didn't answer. In the 30 seconds that had lapsed, he decided to go to the other slide on the other side of the playground. This slide was bigger and he was about to fall off as I ran to get him. Luckily, another mom was able to get him. That scared the crap out of me.
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