Hubby recently worked a missing child case. The child was quickly found and returned home. Unfortunately, Hubby had to notify DCF because she went missing due to neglect.
You see, the 4-year-old was left in the care of her grandmother. Who let her play outside, by herself, in only pants and a t-shirt on a breezy day with temperatures in the low 60s. Grandmother didn’t bother to check if the back gate was closed. It wasn’t. So the little girl, who was unattended for at least an hour, wandered off into the woods behind her house and eventually found her way to a neighbor’s house and knocked on their door. The neighbor recognized her, notified the authorities, and took her home. Another neighbor stated that the girl had showed up at her house earlier in the week.
Four. Years. Old. The same age as Peanut. We don’t let him play alone in our very small, enclosed backyard for more than a few minutes, and that is to run inside and use the bathroom or grab the cordless phone.