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Please DON’T Put Your Kids First

There are so many national awareness days, weeks, and months it could make your head spin.  I suppose it’s a good thing that you designate a time frame to focus on, promote, encourage practicing, whatever it may be.  But there is one thing you would think “instinctively” parents would consider, prioritize and put into practice every living, breathing, conscious moment of their lives… and that is the safety and well-being of their children (babies on up)!

September is National Baby Safety Month. Did you know that?  Apparently, these two presumed parents didn’t… Read More…

It really could have happened anywhere in our area, I just happened to be driving in downtown Racine, and the events happened back to back, within a couple of blocks of each other.  Both just made my blood boil.  I couldn’t believe what I had just witnessed.

Yeah, I know, the design of strollers puts the baby out in front of the pushing party.  You can’t help it.  But my goodness, you certainly don’t have to pull bonehead moves and think traffic is just going to stop because you need to cross the road (mind you, not even in a designated crosswalk) with your kids in tow (which was the case with the second party…one stroller, multiple small children following behind).  Yes, I know, you’ve seen it too.

It is one thing to risk your life, but to risk the life of your little one(s) and push that stroller into harms way?  It’s just unconscionable.  If it was just a mistake in judgment, I think I would’ve been able to tell.  No, that was not the case.  There was persistence in their effort that they both needed to get across that street, and by golly, this is where it’s going to take place, like it or not, cars.

So what do you do other than drop your jaw in disbelief? Perhaps cuss out loud to yourself and pray for the safety of those poor, innocent kids.  Augh!

I know I am probably preaching to the choir here.  You’re here because you care about the safety and well-being of (your) kids, not just in September, but sensibly ongoing….and I thank you.  Your children thank you.  Society thanks you.  Please multiply yourselves.  We need more of you!


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