I could of called, it's one thing to leave older children, but a baby...
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10/4/05 at 10:11am
|just to take the baby, she would have had to whip out the stroller or something else that is really complicated... she's pregnant, she's stressed... now she feels totally attacked and everywhere she goes, she's going to feel like other mothers are there to watchdog her, not help her.|
|Someone above posted about this not being about the mother, but about the children. I completely disagree. It can't be just about the children and NOT about the mother.|
Originally Posted by octobermom
: I don't expect strangers to take care of my kids because I'm too tired to set up a stroller etc.. Sorry but in this case the safety of those kids do trumph the stress of the mommy. Also the OP did try to find the parents she didn't just go Ohh look kids dial..
Would like to add, I do think we should extend grace and help when we do see a struggling parent, If I'm out alone I offer to return carts for parents, just let a mother know I understand when there 3 year old is having a tantrum in frozzen foods, I tend to keep that "extra" eye on toddlers I see runiing around and I'll give up my space in line to allow a parent struggling with kids to go first..
|If I were in that situation I think I'd agree with others who have said that getting the police involved, may at times do much more harm than good. I would stay and make sure the kids were safe but would not have called the police unless it was so hot the baby could suffocate, or something seriously wrong with one of the children.|
Originally Posted by MsChatsAlot
Perhaps more compassion is needed for mothers everywhere. Why is it that we can have compassion if their child is acting up in front of us, but we don't feel the mom who has made an error in judgement needs compassion as well? We all need help from time to time.