Irresponsible Wife Keeps Leaving Her Son Alone In An Unlocked Car, Husband Takes Him Away While She’s In A Gas Station To Teach Her A Lesson
“My wife has a horrible habit that I discovered 2 months ago,” one husband wrote in a post on r/AITA recently. Turns out, she has been leaving their baby son in the car on his own as she goes to pick up food, run into the post office or pharmacy, etc. Although the author’s wife has clearly seen nothing bad about it, it didn’t sit well with him.
But after one particular incident, when he spotted his wife’s car in a parking lot, the author had enough. “I decided to stop and go in and say hi and get some food and I pulled in and parked next to her. However, when I got there, I was furious to find our son in his car seat. The car wasn’t even locked,” he recounted. So it felt like the last straw and he decided to teach his wife a lesson.
The lesson was pretty unconventional, to say the least, and pushed his wife into a meltdown. Now the question remains, did the author go too far? Share your thoughts in the comment section!
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Despite being against games like that, this person showed their support for dad in this case
The author also added a couple more background details
Leaving a child in the car, especially if the temperatures are high or low, can be very dangerous if not deadly. And this doesn’t apply only to neglectful parents, loving ones are susceptible to it too. In fact, researchers estimate that half of hot-car incidents involve a loving parent or caregiver who forgets a sleeping child in the backseat (sometimes referred to as Forgotten Baby Syndrome).
Another common myth among parents is that if they only leave their children in the car for 10 minutes, they will be OK. But the fact is that on an 80-degree day, the temperature inside your vehicle can reach a dangerously hot level in as little as 10 minutes. The truth is that nothing—not cracking the windows nor running the air conditioner or heater—can ensure the car remains at a temperature that is safe for your child. Even if it’s a hassle to take your child along on every “be right back” errand, it can essentially be life-saving.
Others also thought that dad didn’t cross the line and that the wife was wrong for leaving their baby alone
If you see a child left unattended in a car, you have to react immediately. If the child is not responsive or is in distress, immediately call 911, get the child out of the car, and spray the child with cool water if the temperatures are high. If the child is responsive, you should stay with the child until help arrives. Have someone else search for the driver or ask the facility to page them.