Any time a child dies, it is a tragedy. Any time a child dies because of the mistake of its parent, it is a double tragedy. I just received word that a two-year-old grandson of a very good friend of mine just died by being accidentally left in the family mini-van for about two hours. A horrible mistake by a bedraggled mother will likely now result in criminal charges. A few news articles (here, here, and here) have already been published on the matter, and no doubt there will be more. It is a true moment of sorrow, and my heart goes out to the family. My prayers are with them.
I'm a space nerd, a family man, a middle of right-wing conservative, a church-goer, an enthusiastic guy, and a sufferer of occasional lower back pain. I'm fairly young with three wonderful children. Life is great, but far too short for all the things I want to do!