posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 02:08 PM
OP, I agree wholeheartedly.
But I have a confession. I forgot my son once. No excuse, it was completely my fault.
Here's what happened. We had gone almost two nights without sleep, my son was 1 year old and teething. School was restarting and it was the first
day; I had a meeting out of town to attend.
I was pretty zombie-like from lack of sleep. Put my son in the backseat, guzzled the caffeine on the way. Normally he would "talk" to me on the
way to daycare, but this morning he fell asleep. I guess that's how I forgot he was in the car....my exhaustion coupled with his silence. Still not
Got to the conference, parked, then started to get out of the car. That's when I noticed my son in the backseat, sound asleep.
That was a rude awakening, and absolutely terrifying. I grabbed him out of that seat and held him, crying my eyes out for a solid ten minutes. Then
I drove him home and called in sick at work. Skipped the meeting, spent the day with my beautiful and precious child.
My carelessness, inattentiveness, whatever you want to call it, could have ended tragically. And yes, it would have been a mistake.
So no, there's no excuse for this. At all. But sometimes, mistakes do happen.