Parents Fail To Notice Their Young Son Is Hitching A Ride On Top Of Their Minivan – Even When He Falls Off

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shutterstock_82425367__1372763681_74.134.205.46I’m trying super hard not to be judgey mom here, but as someone who has left many a cup of coffee on top of the car and driven with it on the roof I sort of think I would notice if something bigger than a mocha frappe was on my car. Not the case with these parents out of Alaska. According to the Daily Mail:

Alaska State Troopers say a 6-year-old boy climbed on top of his parents’ minivan and rode it for three miles down a highway without them noticing before he fell off and suffered cuts and bruises.

The boy had apparently ridden on the roof before by hanging on to the bars mounted on the minivan. 

He lost his grip at Mile 49 but his parents who were driving didn’t notice a thing and continued traveling along the highway.

Another motorist picked the boy up, drove him to a gas station and called 911. 

A parent showed up at the scene after another family member reported the boy missing from the home, police said.

Trooper Ipsen says no one has been charged with a traffic violation or crime.

When you notice your kid climbing on top of the car when it isn’t moving, isn’t that sort of when you lift them off the car and give them a stern lecture about how they should never do that and how dangerous it is? I find it so odd the parents didn’t notice him up there, because at the very least – well, this is how it is for me, so feel free to give me your opinion in the comments- don’t ya’ll feel like you have some weird spidey sense with your kids? I always get sort of a weird feeling when something is going on. The other night I woke with a start and discovered my daughter in the bathroom getting ready to puke. Even when my house is totally quiet I can just KNOW if my kids are being jerks to each other in another room. And when one of my kids are away I can sort of SENSE if something is going on with them. I think if my kid were on my roof I would get a feeling something, somewhere was off. Yeah, yeah, this has never happened to me so I have no technical way of knowing if I would notice or not, but I like to think I would. I’m sure it’s awful for these parents and I feel terrible for them , but it’s hard for me to totally understand it because I get so paranoid about being away from my kids I call home to make sure they are OK when I am pulling out of the driveway. At least this little guy wasn’t hurt too badly.

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