Last night I was at the gas station and woman at the pump ahead of me went in to pay and left what I am guessing was a 1 or two year old and a five year old in the car. It was a visible view to her car but more than a few feet away off a busy intersection. I felt uncomfortable witnessing and found myself also watching the kids. Later it seems the older child needed to use the bathroom and she took him out of the car and let him go in. She stood at the door of the station with it open and was sort of looking back in forth (meanwhile I know where the bathroom is and its out of physical sight) she was looking left and right left and right and then she closed the door and was gone for about a minute while the younger child was in the car alone and for that minute the only one who was watching her was me. Finally she and the older child returned and I wanted to get out of the car and suggest that next time she take the three extra minutes to undo the seatbelt and bring the younger child with her. All I could hear in the back of my head was those crime dramas and the woman say " I just turned my back for one minute".
Do you think I am overly judgemental here. Would you leave a child in the car when you went to the gas station to pay? On the rare occasion I have to pay in cash at the pump I always take my child in even if I can see him, am I overly cautious. Just wondering what other moms do.
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