I've known and seen parents blatantly put their children in harms way without the thought of the ramifications if something goes awry and danger finds its way to them. I'm reminded of the time I walked into an establishment to see a little girl age 4 or 5 sitting alone in a playroom next to a propped open exit door, no adult supervision and the parent off in another location watching a demonstration.
I am by no means perfect and have had my share of lapse in judgment but this was not the first time I had witnessed nor had been told this parent had done something like this, although, I did come to realize the person telling me these things is a pathological liar. I thought to myself, Why would anyone, let alone a parent, leave their young child(ren) unsupervised in a public space? What kind of parent would do that? I suppose, until a tragedy finds them, they don't think about things like that or they're just oblivious and lacking any parental sensibility.
I have been openly accused of being over-protective, this title I wear proudly. There are too many sick, callous individuals (I've come across a few) walking among us and I cringe with horror when I witness a parent who is impervious to the dangers.
When I decided to have children my main job became that of caregiver, nurturing them, and keeping them safe by allowing them to grow and explore the world cautiously.
Mishaps happen all the time, bad things can and do occur at the blink of an eye. A lot of them can be avoided with a little common sense but other times, even if we take precautions, some times bad things happen because of others stupidity.