A man on a bicycle (no helmet) on a busy street/intersection with a wooden box on wheels attached to the front of the bike and …….. an infant car seat in that box!!! Took me a while to pick my jaw of the floor. The guy was essentially driving his baby in a coffin, because all it would take is someone not pay attention and just lightly bump the bike for the baby to go flying.
Then I felt really bad for being so quick to judge, thinking that maybe he was just transporting an empty car set.
Well, it gets better. I saw him this morning again, and now the box held not only an infant bucket seat but also a 3-4 year old boy with NO HELMET on. Obviously there is no harness in the box, the kid is just sitting there loosely. Seriously, does this guy not want to see his children grow into adulthood? Can you say major head trauma for the child even in the lightest of accidents between the bike and a car. Never mind that on the busy road in the morning rush hour these kids are just at the level of all the car exhaust fumes.
I try very hard to respect other people’s parenting choices/styles and not judge, but such gross disregard for safety really gets to me. I can’t stop thinking about those kids.