This time, instead of tanning her kids, a woman just left a six-year-old and a ten-month-old child unattended in a car while she went in and tanned. A policeman found the children, and when asked the daughter pointed to a tanning salon to help him find her mother.
Thank God it was a cop who found the kids, and not one of the millions of perverts roaming the streets looking for prey.
Thank God the kids didn't die from heat, like we see every year.
What is amazing is that neighbors still call her a good mother after this. This potentially deadly misjudgment could have easily led to the death of two children, and some are willing to dismiss it as a good mom having a lapse. No. A lapse is forgetting to brush their teeth, or failing to see a sharp corner that a toddler could hit. Knowingly putting their safety at risk for a tan is far worse than a lapse. It makes me think of when neighbors originally said George Zimmerman was a great neighbor and good man. Turns out there are plenty of facts to show otherwise.
We don't know people as well as we think. Facts speak louder than impressions. Mothers who abandon their kids and leave the window cracked should not be in charge of children.
At least this story has a relatively happy ending. With the numbers of kidnappings and sexual assaults against children, it very easily could have been worse. I hope this woman grows up and realizes how lucky her kids are that they survived her and the world around them.