Where's the kid?!

Omagh, Northern Ireland
June 13, 2012 10:35pm CST
A radio show I was listening to yesterday was running with the story recently reported about David Cameron (The UK PM) whose 8yo daughter got left behind after lunch at a pub when the Parents and their security got into 2 separate cars,each of the parents thinking the girl was in the other car..They quickly realised and apparently made it back within about 15 minutes to collect her,but the story got out.. It seems to be quite a common parenting issue going by the phone calls and texts to the station that I heard on air..Dads being left to look after 3 kids,and making it home with 2..that sort of thing..here's a news link.. http://news.yahoo.com/uk-pm-cameron-leaves-8-old-daughter-pub-121059421.html Has this sort of thing happened in your life or that of someone you know? What do you think of the story?!
3 responses
@peavey (15856)
• United States
14 Jun 12
It happens and while I won't say it isn't a big deal (I'm sure the child thought it was!) it isn't uncommon and trying to find a culprit to blame is silly. Things happen. It happened to me when I was a child. We were at a church picnic and Mom and Dad left, thinking I was with an Aunt and Uncle, who thought I was with Mom and Dad! Why do we always have to make a big deal of things? I think the news media is to blame.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
14 Jun 12
It just goes to show what can happen in a moment of forgetfulness,or where lack of communication happens..As you say,the media have seized on the story,having happened to a Senior Politician's family...So who first realised you had been left behind at that picnic and got you home? Does the story crop up often at family gatherings?
@peavey (15856)
• United States
15 Jun 12
I don't remember or probably never knew who realized it first. The younger kids probably don't even know it happened.
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
14 Jun 12
Hell ShepherdSpy I am really surprised by this story. It seems that with all that security, someone would be responsible just for the children. Wow. Makes me think that security is rather lax, or at the very least, a bit myopic in its focus. I've never had a problem like this.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
14 Jun 12
Apparently,the Security people weren't being blamed..it was one of those things when one parent thought the other had the girl with them....
• United States
14 Jun 12
It certainly doesn't speak well of the parents, ShepherdSpy, but I also find issue with Security. While the parents should ultimately be responsible for their child, they are trusting Security to take care of their family when they are out. Whether they are being blamed or not, Security failed to secure this family.
@freymind (1352)
• Philippines
14 Jun 12
Its sad that with all of the security a child was still left behind and the parents even thought that the child is with the other parent. 15 minutes for a young child is a very long time to be left by yourself. I hope this will not happen again to them and that they will put someone to look after the children if the parents are too busy with their own lives.