2-year-old Girl Wanders Into House Next Door

Full story: WLTX Columbia

A 2-year-old Chesnee girl might have avoided being hurt or killed thanks to her next-door-neighbor's unlocked door.
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kandykiss

North Charleston, SC

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Feb 18, 2008
 
Some people should not have kids. This is clearly a sign of "I don't want KIDS".
Mudsharkslayer

Sumter, SC

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Feb 18, 2008
 
Good thing the doublewids are close together in the trailer park.
Lisa

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Feb 18, 2008
 
Why would you kandykiss and Mudsharkslayer say those things. The article didn't give that kind of information. Use your brains! My questions is where is the rest of the story. Something is missing, why else would they take the kids away. The article made it sound like parents can't go to sleep.

Since: Jan 08

Lexington, SC

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Feb 18, 2008
 
OMGoodness. As a parent of a very determined 2 year old, I feel for these parents. My husband and I had no idea our 2year old knew how to unlock and open our patio doors until I went to the bathroom and came out and saw the door open and my child out in the yard. We ended up putting those slide locks on the tops of ALL our exterior doors just to keep him from going out. I mean, our child had never even attempted to open a door until that day! And now...I don't have the space to get into what all we have had to do to our house to keep him as safe as possible becuase of his nosy little tail!

I truly hope that what was reported in the article was all there was to it and that these children can be reunited with their parents.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

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Feb 18, 2008
 
There's got to be more to this story than just the child getting out and wandering around.

Many moons ago when our children first started walking about, I put locks (sliding bolts) on both the front and back doors. That way we could be sure the kids didn't out and wander around. Well, by the time they get big enough to do it without a chair, they'll be wanting to borrow the car keys and buying their own gas. It worked.
Chen

Georgetown, SC

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Feb 19, 2008
 
What about a fire? Child proof locks are ok...but there are downsides...just a thought....
Mudsharkslayer

Columbia, SC

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Feb 19, 2008
 
Lisa wrote:
Why would you kandykiss and Mudsharkslayer say those things. The article didn't give that kind of information. Use your brains! My questions is where is the rest of the story. Something is missing, why else would they take the kids away. The article made it sound like parents can't go to sleep.
Can you say meth???

Since: Jan 08

Orangeburg, SC

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Feb 19, 2008
 
Chen wrote:
What about a fire? Child proof locks are ok...but there are downsides...just a thought....
Because of what we had to do with our locks, I was horrified that a fire would happen and our 6 and 7 year olds would not be able to get out. We had a fireman come to the house and do a walk through. All of our doors have glass windows on them and we were assured that if there was a fire, then the firemen would be able to get in by busting the glass and he also showed our older boys the easiest way to break the windows to get out and we have a stepping stool near the closest doors for them to climb out. I'm still uneasy about the locks being up so high, but I feel a little better now. We also installed 2 smoke detectors in every room.

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Feb 19, 2008
 
WOW, times sure do change. When I was apx 5 my parents and I moved to a new neighborhood and one night I woke up to an empty house. I put on my slippers and robe and went outside and walked down the street till I say a house with a light on inside and I knocked on the door. I asked the person who answered if they had seen my mom and dad. It turned out that they were at that house for a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" thing. All the adults on the street had waited till their kids had gone to bed and gone over to the neighbor's house. I was, of course, the only kid who woke up. I went in climbed in my father's lap and fell right back to sleep. I do not recall feeling really frightened, I do recall how dark it was and how "alone" I was etc. But, I never panicked and I was completely calm.

I guess my parents just taught me to use my brain. My parents did a lot of things that in todays world would have DSS called on them, I turned out fine. I'm sure this kid will too. I think that people overreact most of the time.
BDeRoysux

Columbia, SC

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Feb 19, 2008
 
Quid Pro Quo wrote:
WOW, times sure do change. When I was apx 5 my parents and I moved to a new neighborhood and one night I woke up to an empty house. I put on my slippers and robe and went outside and walked down the street till I say a house with a light on inside and I knocked on the door. I asked the person who answered if they had seen my mom and dad. It turned out that they were at that house for a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" thing. All the adults on the street had waited till their kids had gone to bed and gone over to the neighbor's house. I was, of course, the only kid who woke up. I went in climbed in my father's lap and fell right back to sleep. I do not recall feeling really frightened, I do recall how dark it was and how "alone" I was etc. But, I never panicked and I was completely calm.
I guess my parents just taught me to use my brain. My parents did a lot of things that in todays world would have DSS called on them, I turned out fine. I'm sure this kid will too. I think that people overreact most of the time.
Now days it is called wife swapping.
mother on the go

Westland, MI

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May 2, 2008
 
kids are quick and i feel for the parents you can't keep your eye on your child 24/7 as much as you try to watch them life happens . kids are wondering off more and more my 2 year old son has opened our front door and went out on a walk befor i feel i 'am a good mother of 3 children but kids are learning or exploring more and more i can't stress how scared i was when i couldn't find my son in the house i try to watch my son every minute boy's are very different then girls good luck to the parents

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