Monday, July 14, 2008

Parenting 101

Union Leader: Mother charged after leaving child in hot car

MANCHESTER – A 22-year-old mother has been charged with endangering the welfare of her one-year-old son, after police say she left him in a hot car while she shopped at the Mall of New Hampshire Friday.

Harriet Martey was arrested around 11:30 a.m. after a mall security guard rescued the crying child from the unlocked vehicle.

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these people? They have no business raising and taking care of gerbils, let alone small children.

I don't get it.

They'll carry the kid from the house to the car, strap the kid in the car seat, drive to the mall, find a parking space, and then suddenly lose all functionality of the squishy gray stuff (what little of it there is) between their ears.


It's pathetic that some parents actually need to be instructed to do that. What possible excuse could someone come up with for leaving an infant in the car like that, with the doors unlocked? It's like she was begging for the authorities to come in and take her kid away from her. Or as one person commenting on the UL article said:

It's almost like she wanted something to happen to her child...

I wish I could say that's an absurd notion.