Yesterday, after I picked up V from daycare, I was sitting in the parking lot trying to finish gluing a "welcome home" poster before dropping it off for the Solider. A car pulled up into the spot next to mine and I seriously couldn't help but stare at the mother and the dude in the passenger's seat. The two little girls in the back seat were not buckled in to booster seats, seat belts or anything; they weren't even sitting in the seats. They were standing and wrestling between the front and back rows. Their mother, smoking a cigarette inside the car.
I try not to pass judgement but in situations like that, it's hard not to. I called the MP's to let them know about the kids with no seat belt. Who knows what happened or if they even showed up.
One of the speakers from the class that I was taking said the neglect was the most common form of child abuse on post. It's sad that people have no interest in taking better care of their kids. Sure, it's difficult, but it isn't that hard.
Ahh.. Peace and quiet. My babies are finally quietly asleep and I can go back to feeling like Super Mom again.