I was at the park with my kids today (no surprise there!). They are three and almost two. This car pulls up and parks to let a kid out. This little boy wasn't in a car seat, and was no more than 3 or 4. The parents stayed in the car for a solid hour while he played, not even watching him. The poor kid was starving for attention, asking me to help him on the swing, constantly yelling for me to "look at me!" or "watch this!".
I felt bad for him!! I mean, really? How hard is it to get OUT of your car and watch your child?