ABC News – A Phoenix, Ariz., woman put her 5-week-old baby on top of her car in his car seat and drove away, apparently forgetting he was there, not even noticing when the seat fell off the car and landed in an intersection, police said. Neighbors discovered the baby on the roadway, still strapped to his safety seat, which was lying on its side. Luckily, the baby was unhurt. The baby’s mother, 19-year-old Catalina Clouser, who allegedly had been smoking marijuana, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence and child abuse, police said. Clouser, her boyfriend and their friends had been smoking marijuana earlier in the evening at a nearby park, but the boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI when they went to a store — with the baby in the car — to get beer, according to police. Upset that her boyfriend was arrested, police said, Clouser went to a friend’s home and smoked more marijuana. Clouser left around midnight and apparently put the sleeping baby on the roof of the car and drove off, forgetting he was there, and continued driving after the baby fell off the car, Holmes said. “There was damage to the car seat, it was scraped but there was no damage to the child,” Holmes said.
Not for nothin but this baby is 5 weeks old. That shit is like brand fucking new. Not like it was a toddler thats been around for a few years that you could never forget about. 5 weeks is definitely still in that “Oh shit I forgot I got a kid now” territory. Its like when you go out with an umbrella. Sometimes you forget you have that shit since you’re not used to always carrying it around. Thats what a 5 week old is. An umbrella. Sometimes you leave it at the bar. Sometimes you forget all together it belongs to you.
Bottom line is you live 19 years of your life getting in and out of the car all by yourself. Live 19 years just worrying about feeding yourself and transporting yourself and keeping yourself alive. And now after 5 weeks you’re supposed to be a professional all star parent? Doesn’t seem exactly fair. Seems like more of an 8 week process before you can safely assume you ain’t leaving a baby on top of a car anymore.