Wednesday, June 18, 2008

People never cease to amaze me

Another story yesterday about a mom who left her infant in the car. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=3560950 Basically, she left her 5-month old in the car at 2:30 pm when she went to visit a friend. She forgot the child was in the car. THe child is still in critical condition at the hospital.

What is wrong with people? I have never forgotten one of our kids in the car - hot, cold or otherwise. I know how many kids I have. I know how many are in the car. Not that hard for me to do the math. I am thinking she was busy talking to someone on the cell phone as she arrived at the friend's house. Besides....it is a 5-month old baby!!!!!!!! How hard would it be to shortly remember that you have a 5-month old baby that you haven't seen in a little while. Heck, when I don't see or hear L for 5 minutes I start looking for him....and that is when I am home. Just wake up and pay attention.

I don't mean to offend anyone, because this may have happened to you....but to the best of my knowledge none of the people I know have ever left a child in a hot car long enough to warrant a hospital trip. Some people just need to pay attention to something other than themselves.

Law enforcement doesn't know if there will be a criminal investigation?!?!?!?!?!?! With the great wisdom of the Utah Legislature, if this was a dog or a cat the lady would be facing felony charges now that they passed the new law. How on earth did our priorities get so screwed up where more importance is placed on an animal than a baby human? How about we get our priorities back in line people?

2 comments:

Christy said...

You make some very valid point. I have never forgotten a kid for longer than 5-10 minutes and I always make sure, when the weather is hot, that the car gets completely cleared out of all kids when we get to our destination. It indeed is a sad day when animals are treated better than humans.

msaonika said...

WOW - Well, I can tell you that these things aren't very typical. I mean... it's like the front fell off of it or something. Perhaps a Wave hit her...

You are right though - never have I forgotten either of my kids. On days when I KNOW that I don't have them, I still check around the place and call Jeremy to say hello (though it's my way of making sure that they are alright). Just something that doesn't happen.

SAD story... very sad. Hope that the baby turns out alright in the end.