HARD TO IMAGINE WHAT I JUST SAW
Upon exiting the grocery store, I noticed a young girl in the front seat of a pick-up truck, waving at me and smiling. She looked about the age of three or four. In the back was an infant, strapped to a carseat. What was more shocking was what I didn't see...NO PARENT! I began unloading groceries into the back of my van while my husband put my son into the vehicle. Moments later, the mother emerged from the store and got into her truck. I wonder what this woman was thinking. One should NEVER leave a child or children unattended in a vehicle, especially ones that young. That is careless and foolish.
I should have called anyway and written down the license plate number because she will probably do it again. I hope she is caught next time.
I feel the same way about 4-legged pets whose windows are not sufficiently rolled down during hot weather. I wish I had the # to PITA programmed into my phone, the days before internet on phones. Now that my maternal instincts are on high gear, I think I will hesitate less to make a call for any vulnerable person(s).
Before my pregnancy, I was mama to Sammy - a precious chew-weenie. (Now my ex has him and even though we are friendly, I'm now Auntie to Sammy so he doesn't get confused when my ex remarries.)
I have two small dogs, and they are my other children. :)