There is a buzz going around about a mother in Arizona who left her 2 small children in her vehicle while she attended a job interview…for an hour.
The children were 2 years little & 6 months little.
If you have no clue what I’m talking about & you’d like to get caught up to speed you can read this.
Her mugshot got released & there are tears streaming down her face; as you can imagine, she looks pretty darn sad.
I’ll admit it. Before I knew some of the details, I also felt that little, “Weeellll….She is homeless. She really needed the job” feeling.
The lady in New Jersey who started some sort of online fund for her apparently felt super-duper-out-of-this-world bad for her.
Unfortunatly Apparently she was not alone seeing as more than $90,000 was donated.
Dear People [who donated money to this woman],
Seeing as you have extra money to give, I would like to provide you with a few
better obvious other options.
I will make the process familiar & very simple.
If you are feeling so inclined to donate, just go right ahead and click on the charity of your choosing.
- Wounded Warrior Project
- American Red Cross
- Save The Children
- American Cancer Society
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Thank you for your consideration,
The keys were left in the vehicle, but I’m not sure why.
Logically and most obviously : to have the air conditioner running.
Nope, but she did have the decency to leave the windows open about an inch. I looked it up; It was 83 degrees in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 20th. The 6 month old baby was dressed in a t-shirt, layered over a long sleeve shirt & had a blanket on.
I’m not saying I would have condoned her immense stupidity, I do however feel confident saying I wouldn’t hate her (as much) if she attempted to do more than crack the windows.
I put myself in her shoes to the best of my ability. I sympathize with her sad situation. Even if her intentions were good, nothing I came up with justifies her actions.
It’s child abuse. Period.
On the chance that it’s literally impossible for you to find appropriate care for your children & missing a job interview is just not an option (because you’re a good mother and have the motivation to provide) … you trot those kids in there with you.
It’d be risky… It certainly has potential to be frowned upon.
With that being said…
I am willing to guarantee it is less frowned upon than leaving your kids (babies) in a hot vehicle unattended for an hour.
I would not be upset about $90,000 being donated to a homeless woman who brought her children to a job interview.