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Thursday, November 19, 2009

When Mothers Forget their kids in Their Cars

Forgetful or careless?

It depends on whom you ask. The degree of stress you must be under is getting to your neurons making you oblivious to the world around you and, when you forget your own offspring, it is because there is something very serious going on.

Granted that we should not rush to cast judgement at the mother for being careless for we do not know what was on her mind. All right. However, this whole thing rekindles the debate as to whether mothers should drive their kids aside in favor of their careers.

We cannot, in any way, forget that the mother is now, we believe, pulling her hair out and wondering what gave in her inner wirings. The sheer remorse and pain and also the loss she must be suffering is unique, we are sure.

The idea is for mothers and others who drive kids around to check and double check and never forget to take a deep breath and watch their surroundings.

The Brazilian case which happened on Wednesday, November 18, in the East Side in São Paulo, is just a reminder of the pressure people are under and what lengths people will go in order to advance their agendas.

The five-month-old child suffered burnts and cardiorespiratory arrest. Selfishly sad.

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