*disclaimer, I have no idea if this is the right place for this... so.. please feel free to move wherever ;)*
So I went to my midwife appointment, it went great. I then took the boys to Target afterward. I was on the phone with my mom while sitting in the car when my 6 year old opens the van door and says "Mom, those kids are alone in that car." I look over, and yep, there were two kids sitting in the car by themselves, with the car running. A baby (not sure of age, but it was rear facing), and a 5 or so year old. I didn't know what to do. I was sort of just in shock. While yes, at least the air conditioning was on, but there are 1000s of different things that could go wrong in that scenerio... like, the baby freaking out, the 5 year old trying to get out, the 5 year old getting out and trying to go into target, leaving the baby completely alone, the 5 year old getting in the drivers seat and pushing all sorts of buttons, let alone an electrical fire, a car hitting the car, I mean, really it's endless how stupid this was. So I didn't know what to do. I didn't want to leave the kids alone so I stayed in the parking lot and was in the process of trying to take a picture of her license plate (I don't know why I didn't call 911.. let's just blame it on pregnancy brain..in retrospect that's definately what I should have done.. ) to take into target when the mom walked up. Cue her FREAKING OUT on me. She started yelling that I needed to mind my own business, take care of my own kids, etc, etc. Then tried to defend herself by saying "Well the 5 year old is old enough to be left alone"... uh.. really??!?!?! Are you KIDDING ME?! She said she was only in there a short amount of time. My thing is, sure, it may have only been 10 minutes, but it's TARGET?! Like how many times have I said I'd just be a minute and ended up in there for hours? Let alone not even being able to see your car or anything when you went in.. I finally just walked away as she continued yelling at me.
I got back to my van after I shopped and this gem was on my windshield:
Keep it classy, responsible mom at target.. keep it classy.