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Baby Peterson

Cherish Peterson, a mother of four young kids, said she was horrified to realize she drove off from a grocery store in Arizona last week without her two-month-old son and since then, there’s been a roller coaster reaction on social media.

Here is the story Cherish Peterson

In my own family, we have told the story for decades about my Mum (now 95) leaving my sister outside the grocery store and actually driving home without her precious bundle.  That bundle was left, along with other prams, outside the grocery store while mothers did their groceries!!  Ahhh the good ol’ days.

My heart goes out to this family – every one of us has made some mistake that could have, given different circumstances, turned out to be a life/death situation. Unfortunately, Cherish and her husband have to respond to the social media outcry and actually defend an innocent mistake whereas my Mum just has to put up with friendly, family joking.

Here is the Facebook address set up for Cherish

I would love to hear from you “If social media had been around when I was a kid/parent oh the story it would have made!!!”

Oh my gosh I have so many :

  • Standing up in the back of Dad’s pick up truck while he stops and starts trying to make us fall down (my sister fell OUT!!!)
  • Having “just one sip” of beer as a really young child
  • Learning how to target practice at the tender age of 8???
  •  I lost track of the number of times my youngest got lost in stores, arenas, busy public places


I thought that with school back in, I would repost this one…The thing is we should teach out children, but more and more I see parents being stupid..yes I say stupid…really stupid….just watching for the “GO” signal and then whoosh…right off the sidewalk we go!!!  Not even a glance to see if that car – you know the one that can kill you if it hits you – has stopped or even if the driver has seen you while he is texting, eating or even making a sandwich!!!  I just don’t get it people – stop texting while you are walking, take the damn music out of your ears and be alert as you walk around!!!  It is BOTH drivers and pedestrians that can stop the tragedy  that can happen when we just step off the curb without looking….


Look Both Ways!!

Cars are still bigger than us!!


I was stopped behind a school bus yesterday that had the arm out.  I watched as the wee ones and older ones filed out of the bus and walked right in front of me without even so much as a glance right and left.  Some of the parents of the younger ones were actually encouraging their children to run to them for the “after school hug”.  I said to myself – “so this is when it starts“.

It has always been a beef of mine when I see young children, teenagers and adults just stepping off of the sidewalk without a care in the world.  My parents drilled it into my head that “I don’t care if you have the right away – that car is still bigger than you”.  When did we stop teaching our children to look both ways before crossing the street?


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