Nicola Daley, a 37-year-old mother from Brooklyn, NY, left her three kids in the car while she did some shopping at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island.
The children, according to published reports, were 9 months, 7 years and 10 years old. She was arrested after a security guard noticed the kids alone in the car.
Maybe she could hook up with the lady who left her kids in the car with her dogs.
Actually, there’s an idea. A matchmaking service for parents who need to go shopping. I can see the ads now. “Need to run to the store for a quart of milk? Or just want to check out the sale at Macy’s? Have kids? Give us a call! Odds are someone else has some shopping to do. They’ll watch your kids, and then you can watch theirs! Easy Peasy!”
Actually, now that I think about it, some sort of childcare for shoppers wouldn’t be the worst idea ever. I don’t know that I would leave my children there. But people do it at IKEA all the time, right? Maybe there’s money to be made in opening Shopping Day Care Centers at malls across the country. If anyone takes this idea and runs with, let me know. I’ll tell you where to send my royalty check.