have you ever forgotten your child somewhere?

Canada
February 19, 2007 6:19pm CST
or have you ever forgotten to pick up your child. when i was about 14 i went on a school trip and the parents were suposed to pick us up at the school at 11 pm. there was even a reminder letter on the fridge i left for my parents. they never showed up. we waited an hour for someone to come get me and then my teacher drove me homw. i couldn't beleive it. even when i walked in they asked what i was doing there. no apology or anything. next time we had a trip i made sure to make arrangments with another student's mother to give me a ride. has this happened to you or did you forget to pickup your child?
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33 responses
• United States
20 Feb 07
no this has never happened to me before and i have never forgot to pick up my child i dont understand how a parent can just forget to pick up their kid.parents are supose to be more responcible than that.
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
hi there, good thing that it didnt happen to me still, or not been happening to my 4 year old son,... i guess its a matter of responsibility, when you were ask to pick him up, dont forget it, because it will make him feel bad, i know how it really felt, and then i guess when its for emergency that you cannot pick your child, go and ask for another person to do so.. i would want my son to feel that i can always be the first person to stand by him whenever he needs me.. thanks a bunch^_^
• India
20 Feb 07
I remember this one incident.I was about five years old. Me and my mom were taking the train to another station. Being a monday morning the station was heavily packed and though my mom held my hand tightly i somehow wriggled free and disappeared into the crowds. My mom soon became hysterical and spotted a young boy who looked like me. She grabbed him by his arm thinking him to be me. The boy's mother who was walking with him was shocked. My mom soon realised it wasn't me and apologised to the lady. She soon found me as i was standing only a couple of feet away. (and yes i got the scolding of my life)
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@chihouse (213)
• United States
20 Feb 07
well when I was in public school my mother would tell me and my brother to wait for her at the corner with the crossing guard till she came. we got out of school at 2:30 she didn't show up and the school called the police and the police took us home. the funny thiing about it is that I was about 9 and I didn't know my address. I knew where I lived ( I told the police how to get to my house) but didn't know the street or anything. my mother had fallen asleep with the younger kids and didn't wake up in time to get me and my brother. after that we walked home ourselves
• United States
20 Feb 07
What a horrible experience for a parent to forget to pick up their child. When I was in high school, my car broke down and I wasn't able to get to school for a couple days without having somebody take me. My dad worked midnights so he would have to come home and then drive me to school. He usually got home at about six thirty and I needed to leave for school at seven. But for some reason during that week, he didn't seem to get home until about seven fifteen. I think he should have made an effort to leave work on time (not early, just on time) in order to ensure I was at school on time. It's not like he was taking me out to meet my friends, this was school for goodness sake. And he always seemed to get home on time any other week. But I was in high school so I guess it really wasn't that big of a deal to me. If I was a younger kid, I think it would have been more tramatic.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I cannot imagine forgetting my children somewhere. I mean, once you have kids, your life is completely changed. My twins are only 5 months old and I don't even remember my life before them at all. I can barely remember what I used to do to keep myself busy. They are my life now and I would never be so careless to forget about them in any way.
• India
20 Feb 07
we lost my nephew in a theme park... good thing i remembered him in a very short distance from him... i am still able to feel how i felt when i came to know we lost him.... the way he cried is still there in my eyes.... oh my god.... i dont want to think of that.....
• United States
20 Feb 07
Here in Flagstaff AZ They let kids out of school early on Wendsdays! doesn't make any sense to ma at all! Like why ? Ok so one day I was supposed to ppick up my kids but my meeting got moved from tuesday to wen and I thought in my head it was tues! So the school called me at like 1:30 and said are you coming? I thought I would die! CRAZY!
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
20 Feb 07
That is so sad, I have never forgotten my kids!! I can imagine if you are really tired or something but not when your kids are older like you were!! That would have made me feel so bad =)
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@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
Oh god no I have never forgotten to pick up my kids or anything nor have I had this done to me. Excuse me for saying this but your parents dont sound very responsible. What happens if someone grabbed you or you where in an accident on the way home what would have they done then? Im sorry to hear that had happen to you.
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• Canada
20 Feb 07
no i have to say my parents didn't care much. i moved out after that to a friends house and then a foster home. but everything worled out good after that.
• United States
20 Feb 07
My mom used to forget to pick me up from school all the time. It was irritating but I never really got mad. In high school, on Thursdays, we got out early (at 1:40pm). On those days my mom was supposed to pick me up but at least half the time she forgot. But by then her memory was shot from a mini stroke she had had so I would just make sure I had bus fare. But she always apologized when she forgot. As a parent I have missed my daughter's bus a couple of times because I got busy doing something else. Luckily her friend's parents got her off. Likewise I did the same for them if they didn't make it to the bus stop in time. Just today we almost missed her, lol. We went shopping and had a late lunch which, I think, threw our schedule out of whack. After lunch (which was at like 2pm instead of noon) we were playing video games with our other kids when all of a sudden my husband looks at the clock and yelled "MEAGAN!" I looked up and the clock said 3:34. Normally the bus comes at 3:30 and we go out at around 2:26 on the clock in case it is early. Luckily it was late and he was actually outside for a couple of minutes waiting. It was actually pretty funny. He vaulted over the baby gate and almost fell as he hurried to get his shoes on. I wasn't too worried because either the crossing guard or her friend's mom or dad would have walked her home (we live 2 houses from the corner).
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• United States
20 Feb 07
lol, funny. We tried to exchange one or two at the hospital, saying they were broken and wouldn't stop crying. But the hospital said it was past their return policy date so they couldn't take them. Oh well, lol.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
20 Feb 07
When we were little, we went to a grocery store and my dad forgot one of my sisters. She had to go walking for about four miles and even when we saw her we didn't miss her until she was there at home. One of my brother did see that she get out of the store chasing us and he didn't even told my father. He was laughing, it was funny for him. Poor sister, she was crying.
• United States
20 Feb 07
lol that made me laugh but I still feel a little bit sad for her having all that worry but it was still funny becuase it reminded me of the time my mom left my brother at the mall becuase he wented to another store and me and my mom where looking at video games and then I couldn't find the game I wanted and then we left him there about 20 minutes some wierd number was on my mom's caller id on her cell and we picked it up and it was my brother saying we left him at the mall. That's why that story craked me up. lol
@sweetee (421)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
My daughter is only two so she stay with me where ever I go, my son has started school this year but I have never forgotten to pick him up. Though, last year in July I was at the Kmart Christmas sale (they would hold the layby until Christmas eve and had some amazing things to buy) and I was in the queue for 5 hours. I had to call my mum to see if she could pick my son up for me from Kindergarten so I wouldn't have to leave the queue. But I didn't forget about him..
@whatshot (164)
• India
20 Feb 07
kya baat karti hai? Aisa hua.
@whatshot (164)
• India
20 Feb 07
Hey dont have any....
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@destroyer (785)
• Pakistan
20 Feb 07
i am not married yet, so theres no question of forgetting my kid somewhere but like you i as a kid was forgotten in the school. My grandfather had an accident and his pelvis was crushed totally, in a hurry to take him to hospital both my mom and dad forgot that i had to be picked up after school! I didnt worry that much cause my home was not very far from school, i hitched a ride in a friends car! but when my parents got back from the hospital and saw me at home they realized that in the panic they had forgotten all about me! they both explained what had happened and were glad that i was responsible enough to have made it back on my own.
@lucie225 (157)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I had my kids out trick or treating when they were younger. Well, we were in the country where houses are a pretty good ways apart so I drove them house to house. I hear 2 doors slam, my son and daughter, start driving off and my daughter is laughing so hard she can't talk. Well, she is turned around looking out the back glass so I stop and look behind me out the car door, becasue it was dark, and here somes my son running behind the car. I had left him trick or treating assuming that when I heard 2 doors slam it was them, not my daughter closing her door twice. So yes, I have left my child, on Halloween, and no this is not a trick, it did happen!
@coolcatzz (1587)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
No I can't say it's ever happened to me but I do remember a story that was on Oprah a few years ago. There was this couple and when they'd leave to go to work the woman would always drop the baby off at daycare. Well this one morning the husband had to take the baby. He started driving to work and totally forgot the baby was in the car. He went into work and went about his day. Well it was very hot out and extremely hot in the car and the baby ended up dying. I felt so sorry for this father. He was completely devastated. He just wasn't use to dropping the baby off and it completely left his mind. I don't know how you ever forgive yourself for something like that.
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• United States
20 Feb 07
I never forgotten to pick anyone up but I have been forgotten and just like you a teacher drove me home
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
I am surprised at the amount of people who have said their parents forgot about them, I just can't see how this is possible. I have three children, 12,8 and 7 and have never forgotten them anywhere! I think this shows a level of irresponsibility and the fact that your parents didn't even apologize is just wrong. I can only imagine how devastating that must have been!
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@nandans (1161)
• India
20 Feb 07
Thanks God, this is not the case with me..
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