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Abandoning my child (blog)

18 Sep

English: Mother and child.

English: Mother and child. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I abandoned my child! Well, friends had warned me. They told me about how people start a blog, only to move on to something else, and forget all about it. Guilty as charged! That’s me.  I don’t know how I came across it this afternoon. I forgot all about it. (from another blog site, not important)

Reminds me of the time when I was sitting in my car waiting for my wife at Target.  I was in the parking lot during a bright sunny day. Suddenly, I heard the voice of 2 women talking. They were laughing and having a good time. I wasn’t interested in what they were talking about. I watched as the mother (driver) put her child’s car carrier with the child in it, on top of her car, right next to me. She opened the door for her passenger friend. They both got in the car, and the mother reached for her keys, and then started up the car.Surely she won’t forget her child on top of the car I thought.

To my horror, she did! She put the car in reverse, and looking back, she slowly started to back out of the parking space. My first reaction was to honk my horn. She turned to look at me, and I pointed to the top of her car, and shouted, ‘ Lady, your child is on top of the car!’

She yelled, ‘ My baby, my baby!’ Stopping the car, the panicked woman quickly opened her door, and reached for her child.

‘Oh, thank you! Thank you so much!, she replied. All I could do was to shake my head from side to side as I returned to reading my book.

I couldn’t believe what I saw. A woman was so engrossed in her conversation, that she actually forgot what she was doing.

As they left, I smiled thinking that the child would never know that I probably saved it’s life that day. Talk about cell phones and being distracted. I wonder if Mom had been alone, and on her phone, if  she would have done the same thing? I would hope that the incident so many years ago would have taught her a valuable lesson that day. Pay attention to what you are doing. Always!  I can’t say much as I had abandoned my child (blog) too!

Check out the above link. Apparently this happens quite a bit!

Please tell me that this hasn’t happened to you, or somebody you know.

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