Forgetting a Baby in a Hot Car Could Happen to Anyone

“What kind of person forgets a baby? The wealthy do, it turns out. And the poor, and the middle class. Parents of all ages and ethnicities do it. Mothers are just as likely to do it as fathers. It happens to the chronically absent-minded and to the fanatically organized, to the college-educated and to the marginally literate.”

It could happen to you. It could’ve happened to me. Thankfully, it didn’t, but I have lost a child. It is the worst loss imaginable.

Occasional poet. Writer of sad essays. Novelist. Birder and amateur photographer. I enjoy trees.

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