Originally Posted by Sheal
Can I ask a really stupid off topic question?
9+ degrees here isn't that cold (where I live) or are you talking F instead of C degrees? Or am I just acclimated to colder weather where 9+degrees seems warm to me?
I did say 9 degrees F in my OP, I think . . . I'm used to cold winters (coldest it's gotten here is -20 degrees F (NOT wind chill, but actual temp). 9 F is cold, really bitter cold. There was a cold wind, too. I consider anything under 20 F to be uncomfortably cold. In the morning when I scraped the ice off the car, I was out for only a minute or two and when I got in the car, my cheeks hurt and were bright red from the cold.
I don't think 9 C is cold at all. I would have definitely watched the kid but maybe not called 911 if it was 48 degrees F (which is 9 C). That's practically balmy! When I was a kid, we'd pull out the shorts & short sleeves in the spring when it reached 50 F (about 10 C, I guess?). LOL
|This is the kind of thing I was worried about happening today.
I was driving home with all the kids from a two hour grocery shopping trip. My stomach was upset and I knew that I wasn't going to make it home without going to the bathroom. The closest place was a McDonald's. I pulled into the parking lot and had to decide whether to unload the stroller and all the children and poop myself or leave them in the van and run inside. I ran in. Luckily for me, there wasn't someone who called the cops. That would have been embarassing to explain to an officer.
I did think about something like this. However, I'm hoping you would have left the car shut and locked, especially in very cold weather. Also, I don't know how old your kids are. And while it would have been embarrassing, I'd think this is the kind of emergency you could explain to an officer. I did think about this sort of scenario, like if someone was having a health problem. But I also thought that in that case, s/he might need more help anyway.
As it was, the mom couldn't care less and was there to buy bottled water and laundry detergent.
I know this probably wouldn't work with diarrhea, but I've been known to use a disposable diaper once or twice when I was in a difficult position, had to pee and was having baby/toddler issues.
I've contemplated buying a pack of adult diapers, just to have them for those rare emergencies.
I'm glad no one called the cops on you. It's really hard when one is stuck in one of those really tricky situations to know what to do.