Friday, October 29, 2010

Kids in Cars

Is it ever OK to leave a little kid in a car alone? Even for just a second?

I haven't but I've got to admit the thought has crossed my mind more than once.

It's frustrating that sometimes it takes longer to get the boys out of the car than it does to run an errand. I hate returning our Red Box dvds. Seriously, it takes like 30 seconds to return the DVD but 10 minutes to get the boys out of the car and back in again. I just CAN'T leave them in there alone though. I mean what if someone steals them?! Ahhhhh. (I know they'd bring them back after 30 minutes.)

Well, I think I've answered my own question. I'll never forget my older brother David putting our vehicle in drive (on more than one occasion). I jumped out the back as our van rolled slowly down the street. Once he drove our Blazer right into the garage door! He did all of this with adults just a feet away (sneaky kid!)

I guess I should be thankful Noah can't get out of his car seat by himself.


  1. I wouldn't ever. But only because last year in Chicago a lady went to give change to a Salvation Army collector while her children were in the car parked with the hazard lights, not even 5 feet from where she was standing, was arrested and her children were taken away from her.

    I couldn't believe it. My mom used to leave us in the car while she went Grocery shopping lol

  2. Nope- sorry. You never know what could happen in a few minutes. When my husband was in the Navy and we moved 500 miles from home, I was so thankful that I could pay at the pump for gas, so I never had to leave little ones in the car.


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