I don’t make it a habit of judging people because I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of that. However, I simply can’t take it anymore.
This is a general rant and is not directed at any one person in particular.
Forgive me if I offend you.
I am saying this not only as a parent but as a former firefighter and paramedic. Please, put your kids in a friggin carseat. There is absolutely no excuse not to.
When you leave the hospital after your child is born they ask you if you need a carseat. You could have said yes and it would have been free. I don’t want to hear you can’t afford one. There are organizations in your community that will provide you with free carseats.
I can’t tell you what it feels like to see you driving down the freeway with your 3 year old child climbing all over the inside of the car. I don’t understand what makes you think that it’s okay to allow that. Do you not fear the loss or injury of your child.
I have been the one to pull a child out of a car wreck that wasn’t secured in a carseat or seat belt. I have seen the injuries and I know what can happen to those who never think it will happen to them.
Please for the love of God and your children, put your child in a goddamn carseat. If you can’t afford one, look into your local community services, you can very likely acquire one at no cost.
Please do not take chances with your child’s life. You will never be able to undo that mistake and you will never forgive yourself.
Alright, I have spoken my peace and I will not make a habit of doing this.