Melissa - posted on 09/11/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
Imagine for a minute that you are out running errands. You pull into the parking lot of a big box store. As you step out of the car you notice that the door on the minivan in the spot next to you is slid open. Inside is a little girl who appears to be around 3 and a little boy who appears to be around 1. Both are strapped into car seats. There is not a parent or other adult anywhere to be seen? It is 90 degrees out which sort of explains the open door but not the lack of supervision.
What do you do? Do you go in the store and check when you come back out? Do you wait until a parent shows up and possible give them a lecture? Do you call the police?
I would really like to hear everyone's opinion on this situation. Have you ever left young children in the car if you were just running in for a minute?