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Old 06-18-2008, 07:49 AM   #21
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mama, you are NOT a bad mommy. Your child was not alone in the car while you went shopping. It was an accident that could happen to anyone, anytime and you don't need to beat yourself up over it. I'd def do what Terra said and go out and buy something to keep a copy of your car keys hidden under it. I used to have one of those, it was called The Hubby, lol. But now that he's away I'm going to have to get me one of those.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:05 AM   #22
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HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGS FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!

I have done this too, you are NOT the only ONE !!!!
You are human, you are a busy mommy, and accidents happen!!!!
I'm so glad everything turned out okay.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:39 AM   #23
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My one of my bestfriends ahd something similar happen to her on base at the bx , she went and got one of those magnet key holder deals and stuck it up on the inside of their back bumper incase something like that ever happens to her again .... I've thought about doing it but I"m not above breaking out one of my windows if I absoloutely had to ( ie if the fire dept was going to be more than 5 -10 mins depending on the weather ) .. our insurance is GREAT and would cover that
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for you and your LO!
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I'm always afraid of that happening. No one's immune to making mistakes, not even that woman who was being rude. (And I would have worried about broken glass too.)
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I'd report her to a manager, just because she works at Good Will or Salvation Army and people are paying less for items doesn't mean she doesn't need to be nice to them!
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You're not a bad mom at all. In fact, those people were completely stupid to treat you that way. Even in the heat, I wouldn't have freaked out at all until my kiddo started crying. Crappy things happen, it was just an accident and 10 minutes is seriously not that bad at all. You did the right thing and your DD is fine. I would try to call and complain about the one that said she was going to report you or whatever. How lousy is she??
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I am so sorry! These things happen to the best of moms! Don't feel bad about it. At least you aren't one of those moms who leaves their kid in the car on purpose! Sounds like your little one is doing well now. I hate when people make rude and thoughtless comments. I hope that someone is there to point out that rude mom's mistakes the next time she messes up, cause we all mess up at one point or another.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:32 AM   #29
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Thank you so much for all the support. About the mean lady, I was also thinking that if I broke the window she could get hurt. She would have woken up and then started crying and flailing around in broken glass. I figured if the FD couldn't get the car open, they would at least know the safest way to break the glass. Oh well, I was really po'd at her, but hopefully I will just remember how it felt and make sure that I'm more supportive when others are in similar situations. And now it seems funny to me that I thought I could possibly get in trouble with the police, I was just already panicking, and that news story was what popped into my head. I'm a little paranoid already without anyone's help.

The hubby was very supportive when we picked him up from work, and took us out for chinese. Oh, and as Terra mentioned, I'm thinking I will get a little key keeper and put it somewhere (hopefully) very inconspicuous on the car. In the meantime, dh suggested keeping my keys in my pocket.

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone again. You mamas are great!
good idea about the pocket I actually bought one of those stretchy ring things that you can put around your wrist so I keep them there the whole time too
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About reporting the woman - the manager (or manager on duty at least) was standing by the car with me when she made the second comment. I think she tried to tell her to back off after she said it, but I just turned away from her after sarcastically telling her that her comment was really helpful at the moment (I was shocked - didn't know what else to say), so I don't know exactly what was said.

I'm still po'd but I'm trying to just let it go. I tend to stay bitter about things, and that won't help anyone. As a pp mentioned, everyone makes mistakes, including her. Hopefully this was one of those and not a good indicator of who she really is. I'm going to keep telling myself that anyway...

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good idea about the pocket I actually bought one of those stretchy ring things that you can put around your wrist so I keep them there the whole time too
Ooh, I like that! I used to have one for my bike lock key. If I keep a key in my pocket, one on my wrist, and one in a little magnet box, I should be all set right?
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