I just talked to dh and he is watching ds today since he is off of work today.
I definitely don't think you're over reacting....with all the crazy people in the world today and all the stories i read in the paper I would absolutely lose it on my DH if he did a similar thing.
I would definitely freak out!!
Mom to 2-year old twin boys, Dawson & Devin
Thank you ladies for all of your thoughts! It's nice to know that I am not just a 'crazy hormonal pg mom'!
Dh was called into work at the last minute last night so I didn't get a chance to talk to him directly. However, I sent him this huge e-mail stating why I was so upset from this.
I personally would never leave my kids in the car for even a second. On the other hand DH does it occasionally if he is just running in for a second. I get irritated about it, but at the same time I know that we live in a small town, he only does it if the car is still in his direct line of sight, and he always makes sure they know to stay buckled and in the car. The one time I really could've flipped out on him was when he locked the car, went to return the grocery cart, and came back to realize he'd locked the keys in the car with my son. The fire dept came to open the door after DH tried to get DS to wiggle out of his seat buckle and unlock the door. On the whole, no he shouldn't be leaving him in the car - but how much stress and freaking out is it really worth? I would just explain the dangers to your husband and if it's illegal in your state then explain that to him, but calmly. Flipping out tends to make husbands feel like you are just trying to be in charge and then they will tend to do things that you disagree with just because they want to feel like they have control over parenting decisions just as much as we do. I know it's tough by I would really just try to be calm about the whole situation.
EDIT - just read your last post.
I second that !!! Sounds like a totally logical response for leaving a child unattended in a car. This winter two children were inadvertently