To think a quick headcount on getting back into the car is not too difficult to remember?
Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 10/08/2015 18:19
BBC news story here. A family left their 3yo at a motorway service station and didn't notice that she wasn't in the car for 2 hours. How? Poor little kid. Hope she's all right now.
CigarsofthePharoahs · 10/08/2015 18:24
I was reading that story. Couldn't quite believe anyone could really be that daft! Surely when they were getting the other kids in they'd have seen the empty seat?
I was going to say - didn't the other siblings notice as well? But then I remembered just how much my elder siblings hated me when I was small. They'd probably keep shtum on purpose.
Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 10/08/2015 18:26
Not quite the same, Glittery, though! You were one person with one child and it was all new to you and you were probably short of sleep and you realised immediately and ran back.
This family comprised one father and one mother (presumably) and two older children. Not one of them notice for over two hours that their 3yo was not in the car!
It's been a long time since I had a 3yo but they're not noted for being quiet, are they?
tomatodizzymum · 10/08/2015 18:34
I was . But then what if both parents were strapping in other children? Both thought the other had strapped the little girl in. My children all go really quiet on long jorneys, I sometimes check to see how many men are down when it goes so quiet. I admit it is A LONG way to go though without noticing or seeing if she was asleep or in fact actually in the car!!
youarekiddingme · 10/08/2015 18:38
When I was a rep I did my usual coach check after my last drop off at 3am.
Found a 3yo asleep on the back seat!
I knew what family had been there and where they were staying so we went back. They were in the biggest fluster as I carried sleeping child into reception.
There's something that doesn't add up with this story though.
cocobean2805 · 10/08/2015 18:38
glittery my dad did exactly the same thing as you to me. Went to the shops, left me outside in the pram fast asleep, walked home with the bags thinking "I'm sure I've forgotten something, i m fairly certain I went out with more baggage" the penny dropped at the front door that the thing he had left was his newborn daughter half a mile away and to this day also claims that he's never run so fast in his life. (I don't think he told my mum for about three weeks!
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