• Rose Thorne@lemm.ee
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      My father did that once with my little brother.

      Then, that same day, completely forgot to pick me up from school, and was legitimately surprised when I walked in that evening.

      Looking back, I genuinely don’t blame the man. He had been working his ass off, was exhausted, had to do all the running around, and passed out when he finally could. Didn’t hear his phone when I called, so I left a message and went off to a friend’s house to play Bloody Roar for awhile.

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        Then, that same day, completely forgot to pick me up from school, and was legitimately surprised when I walked in that evening.

        Literally your Dad

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    Stress. ADHD. Low iron levels. Whatever. Multitude of reasons for this. Sillier things have happened.

    Funny as long as no harm is done.

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    Happens more than you think. I’ve watched it happen a couple times while waiting on vet appointments.

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      Sounds like something I would do, ngl. You see “Vet” on your calendar, having a busy day, and end up swinging by on your way home from work or something.

      Seems like it would take a confluence of stuff going on, but it seems plausible.

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          I know I’m super late on this, but just in case anyone reading this is worried about accidentally leaving their kids in the car a friend of mine figured out a great solution.

          Get a long leash and pull it through part of the carseat and pull the clip end through the wristhole so it’s a loop and it is now tied to the carseat. Use the clip and clip it to your belt loop on your pants, or purse or whatever is attached to you. Now you can’t get out of your car without your kid.

          She swears by it and made a habit of clipping herself after she puts on her seatbelt. It’s kinda silly, but thought I’d share. It’s cheaper than buying a new car with backseat alarms and not as irritating as taking off a shoe,