So I picked DJ up from preschool today, and we were going to go preview one of the schools I have picked as a possibe choice for him to go to kingergarten at next year. As we are waiting for the bus, trying to keep our faces warm in the biting air, this woman comes out of the school, bringing her daughter over to the minivan that is parked right in front of us. The woman opens up the rear door closest to our side, deposits her daughter on the seat NEXT TO an empty car seat, closes the door, and goes around to the other side of the van. I am thinking, “OK, she wanted to make sure the little girl was safely on the opposite side to the street before putting her in the seat from the other side of the vehicle.” No. The woman gets into the van and DRIVES OFF. Umm…does anyone see anything WRONG with this picture? The little girl didn’t even have a seatbelt on!
Sure, back in our day we never even knew if our cars HAD seatbelts. Heck, I know i never wore one. But cars were made like tanks and there were less of them and people didn’t ram into each other because the other car was one inch ahead. Now it’s more like driving in a serrated tuna can at the Indy 500 Speedway while dodging bullets and irate soccer moms. Get a clue, lady! We are adults, we can CHOOSE to gamble with our lives and not wear a seatbealt. Children aren’t able to make that choice. Nowadays, there is a reason we aren’t even allowed to bring our newborns home from the hospital unless we have a carseat.
On a more positive note, I was quite enamored with the school we toured today. I thought I had already made a choice, but this school made me change my mind. Now, if only I am able to get him IN there. Oh, and Gregory could go, too, once I get his transfer rolling along, since it is a K2-8 school. *keeps fingers crossed*

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donyell · December 15, 2004 at 9:10 am

i hope it works out for ya…finding the right school is no easy task 🙂

strawberrie-shortcake · December 15, 2004 at 10:10 am

OH MY ..that so infuriates me when I see parents show so little consideration for their children. i passed a lady last week with, what might as well have been monkeys, in her car ..boucing around jumping over seats. TIE THOSE THINGS DOWN!!

Christine · December 15, 2004 at 11:03 am

I see many people driving without seatbelts and it’s scary. I saw a mother sitting in the front seat with a baby in her lap and no seatbelt the other day which is just sad.

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