Children left at Chuck E. Cheese's

[deleted account] ( 19 moms have responded )

http://gma.yahoo.com/video/parenting-265...



So...thoughts? Haha...



I can't believe people would just forget their kids, never mind at a restaurant that is specifically FOR kids. I mean, MAYBE I could understand if you had a really big family but communication skills people! Work on them okay??? This is insane and the very reason I get nervous when I see a little boy or girl walking alone around Walmart. Honestly, in this day and age, the parents are lucky they got their kids back. The "Home Alone" movies are NOT real and should never be duplicated. Ugh...

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

**Jackie** - posted on 03/13/2012

953

1

18

Awesome job Little Miss! That is terrible! When I am anywhere with my daughter she is either in a stroller, in a cart, on my hip or holding on to the cart (but that rarely happens).



Also, Laura... you have me cracking up! lol

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/13/2012

18,914

9

3002

In one Chuck E Cheese that I was at, they have the front roped off. I saw a worker just let this little girl walk out the doors into the parking lot. It was obvious she was not with anyone, and I chased after her and got her inside, and gave the worker a piece of my mind. I also stood there while they paged the parents to the front. It was wicked busy, and the parents were frantically looking for her. By the time I caught up to the little girl she was wondering in this huge parking lot in the dark. It was really scary.

Johnny - posted on 03/12/2012

8,686

26

318

I'm not sure how you could forget your kids at Chuck E. Cheese's. Why the hell would you be there if you hadn't brought your kids.



But I'm not as incensed as some of you may be. I find it a tad amusing actually, as a former mistakenly abandoned child.



When I was about 6 or 7 my parents had taken me downtown a big department store and we went to the toy section. I sat down at the lego table and began to play. Some time after that (I have no idea how long) a sales lady asked me where my parents were. I said that they were shopping somewhere around. She asked my name and paged them, I suppose I'd been sitting there over an hour. Then the phone rang and it was my grandmother. She was calling to tell the sales people that my parent's had come home without me and when they got to her house and realized I wasn't there being babysat, they rushed back in a panic. I never really noticed, they came in about 5 minutes later.



I found out years later that apparently they had been buying my Christmas present and both forgot they had brought me along. Because why would you. They both thought I was at my grandmother's. I was a VERY quiet child, so I'm not too surprised. It was a fantastic thing to hold over their heads when I was a teenager.



At least if you are going to forget your kids, Chuck E. Cheese's or a toy department are good places to do it. Less trauma!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

19 Comments

View replies by

**Jackie** - posted on 03/13/2012

953

1

18

Funny joke about Chuck E. Cheese. We didn't have one where we lived growing up so I've never stepped foot in one until recently. Every time I have a "blonde moment" or forget something I tell my mom it's all of the emotional distress from the lack of entertainment she provided me as a child (since I've never been there) lol

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/13/2012

3,377

8

66

I sooo wish we had a Chuck E. Cheese!! Damn it, I feel ripped right off!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/13/2012

18,914

9

3002

You know, someone in CoM gets on me for stepping in and not minding my own business. Can you imagine what could have happened to that little girl if I didn't?

Isobel - posted on 03/13/2012

9,849

0

282

oh I see now...they "forgot" their kids at Chuck E Cheese's 5 or 6 times...I am not the first genius to think it's a babysitting service hahahaha

Isobel - posted on 03/13/2012

9,849

0

282

You know what? this just gave me a FANTASTIC idea. I'm totally thinking we should start using Chuck E Cheese as a baby sitter.



Hear me out. Once a kid is in there they can't leave without the same adult that dropped them off. so get them a pizza give them a boat load of tokens and take off for dinner alone next door!



No? Damn it.

Sherri - posted on 03/13/2012

9,593

15

387

It wasn't the same kid it was 5 or 6 different kids in 5 or 6 different Chuck E Cheese locations.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/13/2012

3,377

8

66

I think and I could be wrong, that it wasn't the same kid left 5 or 6 times... It has just occured 5 or 6 times at Chuck E. Cheese's.

Jodi - posted on 03/13/2012

2,694

52

168

Well, for some reason the video would only play the first few seconds for me. :( But, based off the comments here, forgetting your kid...it happens. I havn't done it yet, but when/if it does happen, well...it happens! It's not like you're leaving your kid on purpose and abandoning them.



As for 5 or 6 times...WTF? THAT seems a bit suspicious to me.

Sherri - posted on 03/13/2012

9,593

15

387

I accidentally left my child at Karate once. I did a quick head count when we were leaving forgetting that I had one extra that day and mind you I realized it quite quickly as I was buckling everyone in the car so maybe 5 or 10mins total. But I can totally see how something like this can occur. Especially if by a miscommunication think someone else is taking your child etc. especially if mom & dad come in separate cars etc.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/13/2012

3,377

8

66

I cannot see how you could leave your child. I dunno, I always know when mine are with me. I guess not everyone is the same. I only have 2 though. One is 5'7" and the other is on the go go go... ;)



My mother left me sleeping in my crib when I was a new baby. She must have forgotten she had me or something. She left for a good 30-45 mins before realizing I was at home SLEEPING. eesh... lol

Lady Heather - posted on 03/13/2012

2,448

17

91

5 or 6 times is pretty bad. Ha. I would probably glue my kids to myself after the first time.

[deleted account]

actually the video says that these instances of leaving the kids at Chuck E. Cheese are actually the fifth or sixth occurrence.



if i've ever been left i don't remember, lol. it'd be much more possible if my bio mother had raised me (i think she's left my brother before) but my great grandma was very protective and kept me with her at all times. she's also not as ditzy as my mom, lol. but back when my mom forgot my brother (if she did, lol) she was also doing drugs. she's not anymore, so yay, lol.

Stifler's - posted on 03/12/2012

15,141

154

597

I agree with johnny why the bloody hell would you be at a place named Chuck E Cheese without your kids

Lady Heather - posted on 03/12/2012

2,448

17

91

It is weird but in the past couple of weeks I've witnessed and heard of chIld forgetting situations involving good parents so I try not to judge too harshly. I was at the museum and one of the mums had forgotten her baby in the car. Brought in the older kids and forgot the infant seat. Then one of the consultants at our infant development program told me about the time she left her youngest at the park. These are mums just like me.

Katherine - posted on 03/12/2012

65,420

232

4894

Yeah and unreal this is the second one. No doubt they were playing skeet ball and lost track of time, then left without their kid lol.



No but really, there is NO excuse for that.Once is a coincidence twice is suspicious. Is that how it goes? Maybe it's becoming a new trend....?

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms