My wife pointed out this story to me this morning, about a 5 year old girl who was left at Chuck E. Cheese, al a 'Home Alone'.
Ummm. Ummm. Ummmm. Wow. How the F*%$! do you FORGET A CHILD!?!?!?!?!! I mean, if I'm out a public place, I get twitchy if I don't see my kid for about 10 seconds...
Damn. I've got two girls...I have been to Chuck's more than once, and I know a bithday party at Chuck E. Cheeses can be a mind numbing experience...but how do you rememeber the presents, but forget the Birthday Girl?
Then you don't realize you don't have that kid until you're trying to figure out why there is an extra bowl of cereal in the morning.
I don't think that is the type of mistake you 'get a second chance' on. Take away the kids, lock up the parents, and throw away the key.
Besides...who has a 5-year olds birthday party at 9:30 on a Thursday night?