I asked how she gets them out of the car seats and into bed without waking them. Honestly, I was ready with pen and paper to write down this bit of advice because I can never make the transition without the kids waking. Her response (got your pen and paper ready?): "Oh I just let them sleep it off in the car."
What I thought:
Immediately thought of the countless stories I've heard of babies roasting to their death strapped into their car seats in the summer heat. What the hell...it's hot out! .... there are crazies who will steal your children...do you leave the car running for the a/c? If so, are you concerned the kids will disengage the break (her toddler can let himself out of his car seat)?! what the F*&*?! How are you someone I know...how have your children survived you this long?! JESUS CHRIST!
What I said:
"Oh. Well, that's not something I can do in the city."
Seriously, even if she does have a garage (not sure, never been to her new home)... this just makes me uncomfortable to know it's going on. My precious cargo will NEVER be left unattended in the car like that ... NEVER!
Please, someone, post a response and tell me I'm overreacting, put my mind at ease...give me some scenario where this might be OK...because this woman has lost my respect and I'm sitting here worrying for her kids right now!