Summer is the time for road trips, right? If your family has plans to hit the road this summer, read this woman's scary reminder of why it is so important to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

 

Reading that sickens me right to the core. Not only because stories like this are happening way too frequently and it makes me scared to take my kids anywhere, but more importantly because I know more often than not I am the "distracted parent".

In the back of my mind, I know I need to be aware of my surroundings at all times, but when you're trying to control the s*%t show a 2 and 4-year-old can cause in a hurry, being aware of outside surroundings gets tough.

I need to do way better, but it would be nice if people could start being way better as well. Sadly, that's probably wishful thinking.

Stay safe, and please watch out for one another.

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