A question for all the parents out here

How does a parent FORGET that their kid is in the car?

Honestly. How do you forget your kid is in the backseat of your car?

I just read yet another story of a parent who forget their toddler was in the car, went to work and 9 hours later came out to their car, only to find that their kid had died due to the extreme heat.


The cops said this mom forgot to drop her kid off at daycare and then went to work at the hospital where she is an emergency room technician. NINE hours later she found her son in the car.

Oh. My. God.

Am I the only one who doesn't understand?


  1. You're going to have to come over here and pick my jaw up from off the floor.

    Are you F-ING kidding me?

    That is just sick! Sick!

    It's people like that continue to become pregnant while I'm waiting for my time... and would NEVER do that! Seriously, you left your kid in your car to die and didn't remember?????? You have got to be kidding me. Sick!

  2. Count me in on another person who has NOT ONE CLUE how anyone could forget their kid is in the car. Esp a toddler??? Is your toddler the quietest toddler on earth? I've never met a toddler that you'd forget was in the car!!

  3. OH- AND in a pickup truck???? Because you couldn't feel them breathing on the back of your neck, their seat is so close to you?

    Are people trying to get rid of their kids by "Oops. I forgot them in the car for 10 hours." ????

  4. I just read in the Columbus Dispatch that a woman was arrested for leaving her two children outside in the car while she was inside the bar, getting hammered. Two bar employees discovered the children when their shift ended at 3 am. The mom was found the next morning at the house of the man that she went home with. When the police asked her if she knew where her children were, she told them they were with a babysitter.

    So, so sad.

  5. This makes me extremely sick. I can't believe that anyone would do such a thing. I hope that these women spend the rest of their lives in prison. Maybe they will remember then.

  6. Okay, I have to admit that I stopped at R's dad's house a couple of weeks ago and decided I was going to leave Miss J in the car.

    NOW........ (deep breath here, people)

    Before I left her in there I made sure the windows were open and there was some sort of a breeze going through. I went in and got some veggies from their garden and visited for a little while. 10 minutes later I thought, "Holy crap! Miss J is still in the car..." R's dad must have read my mind because he saw the look on my face and said, "Don't worry, I just checked on her, she's fine."

    SO, I did forget that she was in there. Although, I think I forgot because I made sure she'd be safe in there (a.k.a. she wouldn't die in the heat) and so I wasn't worried about it.

    Don't think I'm a horrible mother. Please.

  7. Dri, whether or not you're a bad mother in this situation depends entirely on if you left your country music playing in the car.

  8. t.w.i.t. -- that's funny!

    Dri: you didn't forget her when you were still IN the car!

    and you're not a bad mom. and she was fine. :)

  9. HA! t.w.i.t. THAT is hilarious.

    NO, I didn't leave my country music playing while she was in there. In fact, I didn't even have country on during that car ride to and from their house! :)

    Hopefully that redeems me a bit.