Show me a mom who hasn’t been tempted to leave their kids in the car for just a few seconds and I’ll show you a liar.
Calm down, hot pants. I’m not saying you actually left your kids in the car, but I’m saying you’ve at least thought about how much easier it would be if you left the kids in the car while you ran into the convenience store “for two seconds” to buy a much-needed Diet Coke.
Unbuckling kids from car seats can take F O R E V E R not to mention the ten years it takes to shepherd them all into the store and then everyone is begging for stuff and someone is bawling and then there is the haul back to the car and the buckling in again. What could’ve taken 30 seconds takes 30 minutes when accompanied by kids.
But the video you’re about to see will likely cure you forever from contemplating leaving the kids alone in the car “for just a second.”
As Good Morning America reports on their site, Leslie Bicknell pulled her truck into a parking spot outside of an Albuquerque strip mall and was shocked to see a small girl in the driver’s seat of the minivan next to her truck. There was a second child in the car and Bicknell quickly noted the keys WERE IN THE IGNITION.
As Bicknell contemplated the dangerous scenario the worst happened…
“I literally watched her shift it into gear,” Bicknell said. “I knew what was going to happen.”
A busy road runs directly behind the parking lot so, afraid of a deadly accident Bicknell jumped out of her own truck to try and stop the rolling minivan. But Bicknell, in her panic, knocked her own car into gear as she leapt from the vehicle and it began to roll as well.
Except that ended up being a good thing. A VERY good thing, as you’re about to see…
The mother, who wasn’t named, ultimately hugged and thanked Bicknell. She had run into a convenience store in the strip mall for just a second. No word on if she was charged.
So, be honest, have you ever left your kids in the car for any amount of time? I have. I left my 3-year-old in the car as I returned a Netflix video except I could see the car the entire time and I locked the doors and took the keys with me. But I’m not even comfortable with that, honestly. What about you?
You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.