I’m currently watching local news channel 12 Connecticut and the anchor is giving tips on child safety.
How not to leave your child in the backseat of your car in the summer heat!
Is this what our news channels need to tell us grown adults? To leave something in the backseat so you don’t forget that you placed a living, breathing human being back there just moments ago?
Luckily for children of horrible parents all over the world, an 11 year-old Tennessee boy invented a tool to help prevent such deaths. Andrew Pelham of Nashville is the inventor of a contraption which links bright neon rubber bands to the front driver side door to the back seat, a reminder of sorts that there are passengers back there. The driver is essentially trapped in the car to check behind him or her before exiting the vehicle.
It sounds silly, sure, but I think little Andrew is wise beyond his years. Some people need to invest in his product, unfortunately.
One of the top news stories this week
Justin Ross Harris, a 33 year-old father, left his 22-month old child strapped into his carseat for over 7 hours in extreme heat. Upon investigation, it has been revealed that both this loser dad and his equally pathetic wife, Leanna, had researched just how long it takes a child to die in the heat of a car. Daddy’s response? He just wanted to make sure it wouldn’t happen to his son, and that he was fearful. So fearful that he went and completed a full workday while little Cooper was still inside the vehicle. Police report that when Cooper was recovered around 5 p.m., temperatures were at 88 degrees. Justice, as I would love to see it done, would be to enact Hammurabi’s Code. I’d be more than happy to lend my car to the cause.
Here’s what mommy dearest had to say on the unfortunate act of parental abuse:
“Am I angry with Ross? Absolutely not. It has never crossed my mind. Ross is and was and will be, if we have more children, a wonderful father. Ross is a wonderful daddy and leader for our household. Cooper meant the world to him.”