Mom to Aly Posted August 11, 2008 Share Posted August 11, 2008 For some of us, that was not possible! I always take the high road and assume that any mother who is obviously trying to keep her kids with her had NO ONE to watch them at home or had to take them to some appointment and is trying to save gas, etc, and pick up something on the way back. And not everyone should have to drag their exhausted selves to the store after their kids go to bed, nor can every spouse be there to watch those kids because they're working so many hours. However, I'm also shocked and horrified everytime I see some toddler standing in a shopping cart where the goods are supposed to go. I'm a firm believer in using those seat belts. :iagree:I am a single mom who homeschools with absolutely no help, no extra money, and no way to leave my dd home. She has come with me when she was sick, when I was sick, and I have had her in the cart, when she was sick. I would bunch up our coats, and make her's like a pillow, and mine like a cover, and try to make her comfortable, because she'd have to be with me to get meds, food, etc. I have a fam that will not assist at all--my mom is too old and has alzheimer's, and my sister and her hubby have no kids and are much too involved in their own lives to be willing to assist in any way--they feel, I decided to homeschool, I did this to myself, I should deal with it, which is fine, I did. +, when she or I are sick, I can't leave her with someone else who has kids. She has never, ever thrown a tantrum, never been disruptive, or anything like that. But she does go absolutely everywhere with me. No matter what. And I don't think anyone should judge anyone else who takes their kids with them. You don't know their situation, and it might be like mine--even when her dad did live in the area, even when we were still together, he was too irresponsible, and too emotionally and verbally abusive to spend a moment with her. As for the inconvenience and the "fault" of these parents--I agree with the others--consider the inconvenience of others if your child were missing, and how you would feel. And, although I have always, and I do mean always!!, been so careful of my daughter, kept her right with me, even now make her hold my hand if it is really crowded, I don't know that I am so perfect that I will be vigilent every moment of every day--I just pray that, if I ever do look away, no one is waiting in prey to get her then. And, if there is, that some kind and understanding people are around, watching over her, not judging and unwilling to help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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