Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Public Service Announcements

After reading the news and stepping outside way too many times, I feel the need to make the following public service announcements:

1. If you must have a gun in your house, LOCK IT UP. There's no reason a 3 year old in should be able to shoot himself. Thankfully, in the story I read, the bullet only grazed the boy and he should be fine.

2. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD IN THE CAR!! Seriously, wouldn't it be great to make it through the summer and NOT hear any stories about kids dying in the car because Mom/Dad forgot they were back there? It's not a purse/wallet/cell phone people, it is a CHILD. A living breathing little person that would like to continue to be that way. And if you think you are prone to forgetting this person is sitting in your backseat, then tie one end of a string to your wrist and the other end to the carseat, or something else that physically keeps you from getting out of the car without your child.

3. Same as #2, but it goes for your pets. They love you. Love them back and don't drag them out with you to run errands in this weather. And give them lots of water.

This concludes today's announcements. Thank you for your time.


  1. Doesn't it always AMAZE you how many STUPID people there are in the world?!

  2. I never left Sebi in the car EVER.

    Going from one to three, believe me- I have been tempted to leave them there while I run in real quick to get my wallet or phone or something that I forgot.

    but when I was pregnant with the twins, Oprah showed an episode of a mom who left her kids in the car that scarred me for life.

    so, I have not EVER left them in the car.


    I have been known to get them all loaded up just to unload them, get whatever I forgot, and reload.

    the time and frustration of it all is worth it when I think of the consequences.

    thanks for reminding us why we do the things we do.

    precious cargo.

  3. When Grandma and Pops were visiting last month, every time we stopped somewhere Pops wanted to wait in the car...I told him the rule applied to him too....never leave old people in the car.