The day I left my son in the car: I made a split-second decision to run into the store. I had no idea it would consume the next years of my life
The article is way too long to paste here, but it basically boils down to this: The mother of a 4-year-old boy faces the crisis of broken headphones. Since they only have a couple hours to go before the plane ride home, she decides to make a quick run to the store to buy another pair so her kid can watch a movie on the plane. Kid doesn't want to stay behind with grandma, he wants to ride to the store (so he can play on the iPad longer) and insists he'll actually go in when they get there. Mom lets him come, then he refuses to go into the store. She gives in and lets the kid stay locked in the car while she goes in and buys the headphones she thinks will be her savior. She comes back, gets in the car, and drives away thinking everything is cool.
Well, turns out someone filmed her leaving the kid in the car, coming back, and driving away, and then turned the video over to police. What follows is a lengthy ordeal (and article!) dealing with the juvenile court system and paying her penance, all while astonished that she's facing a criminal charge in the first place. She proceeds to tell her story to everyone around her, seeking all the validation she can that she did nothing wrong. Not everyone around her agrees.
The comments are going crazy. Would you be:
A. The mom, thinking that leaving her kid in the car for "a few minutes" is perfectly fine.
B. The person filming the incident and calling the cops.
C. One of the friends saying that what she did wasn't cool, but that they didn't think she should be charged with a crime for it.
D. One of those in the comment section thinking she has bigger problems than the car thing if she's giving in to her small child over fear of tantrums.