Thursday, August 21, 2008

Oh, No! Not Again...

Remember this blog post of mine? An updated version of "Home Alone"?

Now check this out from

Israel: Family Forgets a Child in Yarden Park

August 20, 2008

A chareidi family enjoying the ‘ben Hazmanim’ vacation forgot their 3-year-old child in Yarden Park, traveling from there to a Tiveria Hotel on Monday afternoon.

The parents and their five children, residents of the chareidi community of Tel Tzion in the Benjamin Regional Council district in Shomron, forgot the youngest child for reasons that remain unclear.

A passerby noticed the small child crying and stopped to comfort him. He summoned police after he learned the child’s parents left the area without him. The parents realized he was missing about two hours after leaving the park.

The parents came to the police station and identified their son, permitting a happy reunion. The father was questioned by police ‘under warning’ and he/they will likely face criminal charges.

So what is up with these people I've blogged about? One child too many? Outta sight, outta mind?

Get with the program, people. You're parents; you're supposed to be the responsible adults here. Take a head count if you have to; take attendance and everyone say "here" or "poh." Have your children microchipped if necessary!

If it's too overwhelming to take your several children to public places, stay home with them. Keep them in your viewfinder at all times.

It's not fun to make international news and have fingers -- and blogs -- pointed in your direction, now is it?


SuperRaizy said...

Two hours? Two hours? How is that even possible?

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

A woman I know said that when the family went on vacation at Disney (her 4 kids, grandparents, etc) - they all went to get icecream at a vendor. The youngest is a baby in a stroller. Somehow, everyone walked away with the ice cream and thought the another adult had taken the baby. Only after they all were together, did they realized NOONE had the baby. Thankfully, baby was ok.

hadassahsabo said...

i just dont get it, how can they not have realised?? unbelievable.

orieyenta said...

Oy - you have got to be kidding me!

cruisin-mom said...

that's why I only had 2 kids...I knew I could handle more than the amount of hands I have :)

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rickismom said...

I am sorry. I can (sort of) imagine five minutes. But boarding aplane? Leaving the park? I do head counts every few minutes when we are out! Totally unresponsible!