Should a blind mother be left alone with her young children?
I used to babysit for a blind woman who had a 1 1/2 yr old son. Her husband was deployed and her mom would come visit on the weekends to help get things done.. but other than when I was babysitting, she was all alone with her 1 1/2 yr old.
At first, I didn't think too much of it. But then, I realized the little boy constantly had diaper rashes because she wasn't wiping him well. There were a lot of things around the house that were very dirty. It wasn't her fault, I don't guess.. she couldn't see them.
But what really made me think it wasn't a good idea for her to be left alone with him was when I came over one day and the little boy comes walking out with a knife. Not a butter knife. A huge, sharp, dangerous knife. I immediately took it away and told the mom and she said that he recently learned how to climb up on the kitchen counter.
I hate to be one of those women that tries to decide who is and isn't an unfit mother.. she really was a good mom. It wasn't her fault.. but I still think it was a very dangerous situation.