Say you let your son come out to play in the fully fenced backyard while you were cleaning the glass on the doors and windows outside. Because you know that your backyard is entirely lined with a fence you didn't feel the need to keep a constant eye on your child. You could hear him but not always seem him. Not a problem because of the fence, right?
Now let's say hypothetically speaking that someone left the gate leading from the backyard to the frontyard open when he grabbed the wagon earlier in the afternoon. Let's call that someone B.
If said child disappears into the frontyard and manages to go unnoticed for roughly thirty seconds, who's fault would it be? You who trusted the fence and allowed your child to play without you hovering over him? Or B who left the gate open knowing that your child would later go out to play? After all it only takes a few extra seconds to close the gate, am I right?
And lets not even think about what could have happened in that thirty seconds that my 21 month old son disappeared into the front yard. I know that I will be thinking about that one for the rest of the night. I will also be feeling very grateful that Preston seems to be understanding that the street is a no-no and that we live at the very end of a quiet culdesac.