‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).
I'd like to empathize more with the mother, but I really can't.
I raised three kids, and never had a situation like this. Neither has anyone in my family. Nor has anyone I've known.
I'm sorry, but she's a lousy parent - and she paid the price.
I can't imagine her pain ...
But I don't see this as luck.
My kids never got left in cars, because I don't do that. It's that simple.
This isn't the luck of someone running a red-light, or a plane crashing into your house.
This is forgetting your child in a car, and it's statistically rare for good reason - because parents rarely do it!
I honestly cannot guess what was on her mind that she could forget her kid all day?
But regardless, I don't see how anyone cannot see her as negligent towards her child.
Who's said she wasn't negligent?
After leaving child in car, 'that pain never goes away' - CNN.com
Leaving a child in a car seems unfathomable to many. Isn't a child a caregiver's priority at all times? What kind of person just forgets? If you are quick to say, 'I could never,' consider that people who devote their lives to studying these incidents say that anyone of any age or profession is liable to do it. So are people who are educated and not, rich, poor or middle class, mothers as much as fathers. It happens more than one might think: about three to four times a month in the United States. Criminal charges can vary widely from case to case.