This summer has been hot. You step outside and your clothes stick to you. The dog barks because he wants to come right in after you have let him outside. When summer approaches many of us find that we are going on road trips, to cookouts, or to the pool.
While we are off on our adventures. People are leaving their children, babies and dogs in the car. They think they can run into Target for a moment to find some sandals or pick up some diapers. Their child is sleeping and they don't want to wake them up and deal with the screaming and the tantrums. They just want a moment of quiet. However, their child is sweating profusely. Their child is screaming and crying in agony.
The few moments you thought it would take in Target have turned in to thirty minutes or more. You ran into a friend, or saw a cute dress that you had to try on. You were stalking the clearance mark downs and you wait in line. You know they only have a few registers open and that checking out usually takes a bit. You have forgotten that you even brought your child.
You walk outside a stranger and the paramedics are trying to save your sweet little girl that you leave in the car because you were being selfish. Your little girl looks lifeless and you being to panic. How could you have done this. What if something happens? What if the last thing you told your child was "Be good, you are driving me crazy"? What if you will never get to hold your child and give them a hug. Was it worth you getting alone time, in the nice air conditioning?
You were lucky this time. Your child lived but she is being kept in the hospital. All you get is a slap on the wrist for negligence. Your child however, suffered. Shouldn't this make your heart cringe. You could have never seen her again. Next time will you think, will you take your child with you?
Never leave your child alone in the car, especially with it being summer and the temperatures are soaring. It is hot! If you don't believe me you sit in the parking lot on a sunny day with no a.c, with the windows up for thirty or forty minutes. Don't make excuses, your child is important. If you need time alone, get a babysitter. Find someone that can watch your child for a bit. If you are worried about your child screaming it is okay. We have all been through it. Be safe. Tell your child you love them as much as you can because we are never promised tomorrow.
Megan, a stay home mom who wants to try new products and let you know what I think of them!