Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Its 100 degrees outside, dont leave your kids in the car~ A mothers rant

Today I am on my soapbox so please excuse me!

So here in TN it is so stinking hot! Everyday it has been in the upper 90's with the heat index above 100 degrees. No its normally not this hot in this part of this area in mid-June (which means I dread what July and August has in store for us).

So heres my soapbox speech, Parents and guardians of children, PLEASE whatever you do, dont let your children play in the car or leave them in car for any amount of time. I am so upset bc while watching the nightly news, it was like a list of young children that had died in cars bc of the heat.

1. Toddlers Death in Car
2. Child dies in Hot Car

Those 2 were both just within an hour or so drive of where I live.

I mean, what are parents thinking??? Thats the point, I dont think they are thinking at all. You know how hot it is and would you want to be left in a hot car. Then hello dont leave your little child in the car!!!!

Ok Im stepping down from my soapbox for today. But promise me, peeps use common sense when it comes to your children!


  1. Unbelievable. People don't think.

  2. That is so more example of why there should be a competency test before you have children. wink*wink :)

  3. I know I dont even want to watch the news bc its full of ignorant and dumb people.

    Southern Momma, there should be a test, I agree. And when you go on a first date with someone they have to show you their test scores so if you know if there is going to be a 2nd date

  4. My dad was a career firefighter/EMT, and always said if they got a call for a child in a locked car on a hot day - he didn't care if he got in trouble for busting the window out to get to the kid. He did it several times, and not once did he get in trouble - except for some lunatic parent pissed because he broke their car windows. Some people DO NOT THINK!