I can not imagine the anguish one must feel upon discovering they have done the unthinkable: killed their own child by leaving him or her in a car on a hot day. Having two little ones myself, I can’t even fathom how I would even go on after such a thing.
Anyway, I just saw a headline about some left-in-car deaths already this year and it got me to thinking about how people *do *adjust in the months and years afterward. I imagine these people aren’t all self-absorbed monsters or drug-addled zombies, most of them, I would think are just regular people who messed up beyond belief. Anyone know of any stories out there that they could link to that discuss the aftereffects of this? Anyone have any first-hand knowledge of someone who did this? I couldn’t find anything via Google aside from reports of this sort of thing happening.
ETA: I put this in GQ because I’m looking for actual links, but perhaps this would be better suited for another forum?