Kids and cars - page 2

Going along with the thread about the missing children--I wonder how many of you leave your children in the car when you are running errands. I have known parents to leave young children in... Read More

  1. by   Mkue
    I feel silly sometimes telling my teenagers "do not talk to strangers" !! my two youngest boys are 13 and 14 ... we don't know what kind of weirdos are OUT THERE !!

    We live on a country road and I've heard stories of kids being abducted from their bikes on country roads... so I've never felt safe letting my kids ride their bikes EVEN in the country!! Isn't that SAD??? They use the buddy system.. never ride alone and never in the DARK. :stone
  2. by   GPatty
    I NEVER leave my 7 or 9 y/o in the car....NEVER!
    The 14 and 16 y/o prefer to go with me or I let them go in and pay for the gas....sometimes they even pump it for me!
    Again~ I am very protective and intend to stay that way!

    Julie
  3. by   Mkue
    anyone else do this? boys 9 and 10 do not want to use the womens' bathroom.. i remember standing at the men's door with my ear on the door waiting for my sons.. if i heard something suspicious or silence, i would open the door and call their name until they answered !! i got a lot of strange looks from men. but hey.. that is my kid in there and no one is going to hurt him if i have to stay in the restroom myself !!

    of course your kids might be embarressed but they will thank you someday!
  4. by   Amy ER Nurse
    I heard Oprah say once, "you don't leave your PURSE in the car, WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR KID!!!"
  5. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Amy ER Nurse
    I heard Oprah say once, "you don't leave your PURSE in the car, WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR KID!!!"
    Good Point Amy.. purses can be replaced !!
  6. by   researchrabbit
    :imbar Have been known to leave purse in car frequently!

    And then there was the time we were out of the country and I left my purse (with passports and plane tickets) on the airport shuttle!
  7. by   JailRN
    I use drive-thru ATM's and pay at the pump gas stations. Never leave the kids in the car, Douglas Jr, 19 would drive away and Joey 8(tomorrow) would be the look-out!!!

    Seriously, Joey does not use the men's room unless he's with Dad or Doug, SORRY, a toilet is a toilet and if you have to go bad enough, boys can go anywhere. If another woman doesn't like it-that's her problem and I won't allow her to make it mine. (it's not like he's watching her) Remember the little guy (7,8,or 9) in the San Diego area, I think, last year or so, who was at the beach, went into the men's room and had his throut slit by some 20 year old crazy guy, who wanted to see what it was like to kill someone? Nope, not my kids.
  8. by   deespoohbear
    My sons are 13, 12, and 11. I have finally let them start using the men's room if: there is only one way out of the BR, they go in two's, and I am at the door. I have also opened the door to the men's room to check on my kid. I would not hesistate to go in either if I felt the situation warranted it. I just want to go ballistic when I see some kid (especially some kid under the age of 12) left in a car with a parent no where in sight. Makes my blood boil. Certain people should not be allowed to have children. There ought to be a law. :stone
  9. by   nell
    I leave my kid in the car all of the time. Unfortunately no one will take him ...sigh.


    I guess they see that he's 6' 9" and 300lbs and decide they can't feed him either. :chuckle
  10. by   aimeee
    They didn't have those nice pay at the pump things in our town when my kids were little. Many's the time I put off getting gas because one or both had fallen asleep and I didn't want to wake them up and drag them inside with me. My kids are 10 and 13 now and I still make them come into the grocery store with me even though they gripe and beg to be left in the car.
  11. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by deespoohbear
    My sons are 13, 12, and 11. I have finally let them start using the men's room if: there is only one way out of the BR, they go in two's, and I am at the door. I have also opened the door to the men's room to check on my kid. I would not hesistate to go in either if I felt the situation warranted it. I just want to go ballistic when I see some kid (especially some kid under the age of 12) left in a car with a parent no where in sight. Makes my blood boil. Certain people should not be allowed to have children. There ought to be a law. :stone
    deespoohbear, I'm glad that you did this also.. (putting your ear to the door of the mens BR)
  12. by   Mkue
    one of my classmates told us that she was at a mall recently and saw a 8 or 9 yr. old girl supervising a few "little" children.. my classmate watched the kids for awhile and realized that they were not with an adult.. so she asked the older girl where her parents were and the girl said that they were taken away from their parents and were living with their "aunt" who was getting her "nails" done in the mall.

    this is such a tragedy. i don't feel safe letting my teenagers walk around a mall alone. :stone
  13. by   JUSTYSMOM
    When I was leaving the hospital with my newborn son, 31/2 years ago, one of the last things one of the nurses said to me was:

    "Now remember, never leave your baby unattended in your car no matter what. He is your most precious commodity. Would you ever leave a million dollars sitting in your car out in the open?"

    I have never forgot that. I have never left my son alone in my car no matter what!

    Thanks
    Julie

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