This gal I know, Jaimie, leaves her son in the car all the time. He just turned 2 last month. It's like 37 degrees out now but she does it a lot all year. her excuses 'oh the doors are locked he's fine' or 'it's not that cold out he has his blankie if he needs it' or 'he's been being a grump-ass all day, if I wake him from his nap he'll just scream' or 'I'll hear him if he screams' regardless of time of day/night. in the summer she'll roll all the windows down. I've seen her do it in an apt complex (where she was a basement apt on the other side of the building from the parking lot), I've seen her do it at gas stations (where I randomly bumped into her). I've seen her do it at both my old house (where parking was on the street) & at this house (where we have a driveway in back, but it's an old house,and damn near soundproof).I'm sure she does it at her new place too but I haven't been there yet. it's another apt complex but not in the projects like her old one was. At my house my SO just goes outside for a lot of 'smoke breaks' or 'phone calls' and basically checks on the kid every 5 min or so. When I saw him sleeping in her car at her old place I woke him up and had him walk in with me and just told her he was awake when I pulled up.
I've tried talking to her, giving her every possible scenario, but she still leaves him in the car all the time. idk what to do. She's not mom of the year but otherwise the kid is basically taken care of. He still takes a binky and a baby kind of sippy. but she feeds him. not on a schedule and usually not that good but he eats ya know.he has clothes & toys & a bed. her place is usually pretty cleanish. maybe a toy or two or a few dishes but it's not a filthy mess. kids not being abused that I know of. She loves him although she could watch her mouth (calls him stink-ass,grouch-ass,silly-ass).
I just realised overall that she's not that great of a parent at all. I know the daddy isn't, he's my ex-husband. I left him because he was abusive and didn't take proper care of our kids. I only see her so that my daughters can know their-half brother.(I have a no-contact order on the dad) Plus she's actually a decent person to talk to sometimes. But is all this, mostly the car thing CPS worthy? omg I feel sorry for poor lil D if Jaimie really is preg like everyone suspects.