I always hear people say they'd never leave a child in the car on a hot day. This could never happen to them, they just don't understand. I feel like we were almost those parents earlier today :(
I was inside vacuuming and DH was outside with DS. I saw DH get the riding lawnmower out and sat DS in his lap to give him a ride around the yard. So I continue my vacuuming, not even paying attention because I knew DH was out front with DS. About 20mins later I notice DH riding the lawnmower in the backyard and DS is no longer with him. So I think "Well crap, DH, where is Jackson??" So I go out front looking for him. Start to feel panicky as I look out front and around the outside of the house. All of a sudden I came around the garage and I hear him moaning and crying. I can't figure out where he is so I really start to panic. That's when I see him IN THE EFFING CAR. He was sitting in the driver's seat, crying and sweating, and I flipped out. I guess he had climbed in the car to play, shut the door, and locked himself in. I got him out, made sure he was okay, calmed him down and gave him some water, then immediately gave DH an earful.
Like WTH???? If you're going to put him down by himself while you go mow the yard, you might want to let me know so I know it's now my turn to watch him. I'm so livid right now. I cannot even bring myself to think about what I would've found if it had taken me longer to get to him.