Yesterday morning I was driving to work as usual. It is about a 20-30 min drive depending on traffic when all of the sudden I was startled by a 'sigh' in the back seat. I look in the rear view mirror and sure enough Jameson is right there being a good boy playing with his toy and I realize forgot to drop him off at my mother-in-laws! It didn't get as far as me ever actually leaving him in the car but 'what if'??
My first reaction was laughter, I giggled thinking 'oops what a silly mistake' it then evolved into a hysterical laugh as I am realizing what was going on and into an all out cry. I felt mortified and the more I thought about it the more I sobbed. By the time I got back to my mother-in-law's the sobbing had ended and I was in a calm state of shock, not exactly sure how to feel about the incident.
I had a friend suggest today to always put my purse in the back seat with him so that when I will always have to get in the back seat. That is one suggestion I will be taking! As for how I am feeling about the situation now...I still can't believe it happened but I can't dwell on the 'what if's' of life. I was dealt a very valuable lesson and was lucky that it didn't turn out for the worst. It was a 'wake up' call not only to never let it happen again but to never think never.