Amanda - posted on 01/13/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Today started out like a regular day up early for the 9am service at church, and the to eat at our usual place. I have 2 children ages 7 boy and 5 girl. I have to admit I have some great kids, but this day Kinley my 5 year old was having a bad day! She was terribly mean and embarrasing throwing food, kicking me yelling ect. So our normal punishment is time out, because I dont believe in spanking them it instills violence in my opinion. Long story short when I was little I remember my dad (who was an amazing man) would make me sit in the car! If you don't know how to act in a public place then you sit in the car. So after many opportunities to behave I finally took her outside. I talked to her and planned on taking her back inside when she told me she wanted to stay in the car so I rolled down the windows on a 65 degree morning and locked the door and went back inside to finish my breakfeast. I could see her from where I was sitting, and then no more than 5 mins later my husband went to sit in the car with her while my son and I finished eating. The people who were eating beside me called the police and the cussed me out and spit eggs on me....I know shocking I had no clue what was going on. In hind site I will never do that again, but now for the first time in my life I'm in trouble with CPS and the police. I don't know whats going to happen???? Anyone with any advice on what I can do to rectify the situation I would appreciate it. I try to be a good mom, but I made a huge mistake. Could they take both my kids away for endangerment??