Captain obvious here...
Chris is busy cleaning up vomit...her youngest has succumbed to a bad case of stomach flu and has sent me in to pinch hit with something that has been on our collective minds lately.
people who should be neutered before breeding.
Captain obvious was tooling down the road yesterday, on my way to a random strip mall for some well deserved R&R, when what should I see but a little girl no older than 2 (not even) playing near (on the curb!) of the four lane major artery in the city....with her slack jawed, mouth breather mother a good 200 feet back on the sidewalk.
Captain obvious nearly had a car accident.
Captain obvious's loved ones had to stop captain from turning around to scream at the mouth breather.
Captain obvious wonders if people think their children have some sort of a magical force field that creates the kind of buffer that allows children to fall into a road way, get run over by a car, but end up being miraculously unharmed by the 2000 pound death machine hurtling toward your baby's head.
Where is this magical force field, and is it available for purchase?
I'd like one.
Captain obvious could have let this pass had it not been for the fact that later the same day, I stopped in at Walmart....also known as a magnet for the interesting.....and saw something very similar.
Two very young children playing on a curb where traffic was entering and exiting. The children ranged in age from 2 to 4 years of age...No parent to be seen.
I stood in stupefication.
Along with another lady who was standing there stupified...
She looked at me and I at her.
She said "I was thinking the same thing."
Then the mother bothers to get her lazy *ss out of the car.
Young, but that really has nothing to do with it.
It was a good 2 minutes of playing near the traffic for those kids.
I will leave the suppositions up to you.
Gives a whole new meaning to the word idiot.
You will see these people on the news later, crying and saying...
Well, I thought I would let her out to play while I washed my car. (always a favorite)
I thought the screen would hold on the second floor.
I just ran in for a minute.
and left the car running
the doors unlocked
and my children in the car.
I see people walking across parking lots talking on their cell phones, puffing on their ciggies while their toddler runs along 10 feet behind.
These people are obviously hoping other people care more about their children then they do.
If you don't want them, don't have them.
If taking care of them is too difficult...
If it cuts into your tv time.
Your bar time
Your hair and nail budget.
Don't have them.
If you somehow think you need a winter coat but your kid can go in short sleeves and no shoes.
Don't have a kid.
If your sixth boyfriend doesn't like kids so you dump them off on your mother to have more 'me' time...don't have kids.
It's called a condom and birth control.
And if by some chance you end up with a child...
That means that YOUR childhood is at an end...and attempting to relive it vicariously through your child is evil.
and raise them.