Parenting is the toughest job around, and summer can be the most challenging time for year. The little ones are out of school. It’s hot. You’re juggling cell phones, promises, appointments, commitments and still trying to be rational.
That’s why the story this morning of the twin four-year-olds who drowned last night in their grandparents’ pool is so heartbreaking. The father was inside checking on his diabetic mother. The twins almost immediately made a laser line to the pool. . . and you know the rest.
With three-digit weather raising electric grids, let’s not let the death or injury to children rise, too. That goes for munchkins around pools as well as inside cars. There is no such thing as leaving a child in a car. . . even with the vehicle running and the A/C on.
And if you see such a situation, report it. Don’t look the other way and think someone else will do something.
Let’s try to make this summer a record breaker by not losing one child to being left in a car in Dallas. We’re already lost too many in a swimming pool accident.
Our condolences go to the twins’ parents, grandparents and all who were touched by their brief lives.