So on my way into work this fine Friday morning, I am sitting at a red light and look over and what do I see?
A mother (allegedly) sitting in her car smoking with her small child (prob about 10-12 mo old) sitting in a carseat, IN THE FRONT SEAT. Ok so I am so upset for several reasons. One because smoking is DISGUSTING, but hey if you want to kill yourself, by all means do. But not with your kid in the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She did have her window down, so hey I guess that was nice of her. Second, a child in the front seat?!! This kid should have been in a car seat, not a booster. In the back, not the front. And rear facing, not facing an airbag!
He was the cutest little boy with his pacifier in his mouth, looking at me playing peekaboo. He made me smile, but his mom made me cry. I mean the chick has a 2005/2006 Mazda 3, so it has a backseat. Why is the kid not in it? She smokes, so clearly she has money for that, but cannot get her child a proper carseat?
When I see stuff like this I just cry, I feel so bad for the kid. I sit and worry how this little kids' life is like and I hope he turns out ok. I am sensitive and this kind of stuff bothers me, a lot. I just try to brush it off. Maybe I am too sensitive or read to much into this stuff. Kind of like when I see a pregnant woman, smoking. Makes me want to go up them and shake some sense into them!
Anyone ever feel like this? Have you ever said or done anything?