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By lyss / Sunday 16 February 2014 22:44 / United States - Pottsville
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  ZeroPath5  |  16

Even IF she really had her eyes glued on the road, how do you not turn around to check your blind spot when making turns or switching lanes, or look at your rearview mirror ONCE the whole trip? This FML told me OP is both careless with children AND driving. Impressive...

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Especially if your car is not normally set up for children it's easy to not see a child"just" from turning around if they are in the seat surely behind you so not seeing the child missing during a blind shot check is understandable. That being said not checking on the child when noticing they are quiet is unacceptable. Good thing the car seat was not placed on the roof or trunk

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  Spyderbane  |  10

59 not everyone has a rear view mirror. the could only have side mirrors.

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  VonBlitzkrieg  |  25

What I don't get is why OP left. So go to pick someone up, you don't hear the car door open and close and you yourself did not put the kid on the car.... did OP just drive up to the house, stay there for a minute, then drive off? The only thing I can think of is that you actually were inside the house for a while, then when it was time to leave, you just forgot the kid.

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  RadikulRam  |  16

#74, yes and David Cameron is utter scum. Fires thousands of police officers, during two riots, and privatizes Englands health care. Now we have no doctors, officers, firefighter, an 800% increase in violent crime compared to USA, more knife crime than South Africa, and more rapes than ever before. I don't think it's that surprising he'd get so drunk, that he forgets his own daughter behind in a pub.

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  slytherbitch  |  15

My grandparents forgot me in the car once when I was a baby. They were headed into a restaurant, they weren't used to having a baby with them, and I was being quiet... Though they remembered me before they made it to the restaurant doors. This is definitely more extreme than that though.

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  cryssycakesx3  |  22

not in defense of OP, because there is no defense, but hopefully the child was young enough to not notice.

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  drewflav  |  15

FYI, you don't need to know how to be a parent to be a godparent. Neither of mine were parents before they became my godparents.

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  TwistedCherub1  |  15

FYI, a godparent is the person designated to care for a child if something happens to the parents. So, yes, a godparent does need some parenting skills. It doesn't mean they have to already be parents, but they should be responsible enough to not leave a small child alone in a driveway.

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  kylieh72  |  25

FYI, the godparents are technically only responsible for the child's religious education. If the parents have a will then they can designate who they want to be responsible if something happens to them but otherwise it's the closest living family members responsibility.

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