I volunteer at the local library once a week. This week a woman left her children at the library as if it were a child care center. When I saw the children running around the children’s section looking cute with shoes untied, I thought somebody responsible for them was somewhere around probably on the computers. It happens all the time.
One of the kids came up to me wanting to get on a computer. I told her to go get permission from her parent and I would set her up on one. As I was looking for books, I kept an eye on them and so did the other people working there and visiting the library.
When the mother came walking through the door about a half hour later, I was somewhat irritated because she was acting as if the library were a babysitting service. Then it occurred to me that at least the mother did have the sense to leave her children in a safe place. That library is full of good watchful people. Even my kidparts concur and they have very high standards.