Wednesday, March 5, 2008

It Only Takes A Moment...

I heard a disturbing story today about a mother who nearly lost her three-year-old daughter a few days ago, by leaving her unattended in the bathtub.

Allegedly, the mother left her two young children (one and three) in the tub and went to get their clothes. She claimed to have been distracted by "American Idol" and momentarily forgot that the babies were in the tub. When her oldest daughter went to retrieve the babies, the three year old was under the water. CPR was performed and the toddler was resuscitated, however, as of the last update, she was in critical condition.

While in this case, drugs were found in the apartment and could have been a factor, anyone can become distracted for a moment. The accidents that can happen within that moment can be devastating. Please, do not leave your children alone near water, even for a minute. The consequences can be more than any parent could handle.