Two children die in window falls

August 12, 2009 1:57:13 PM PDT
I remember when I put up window guards in my apartment. Yes, they look ugly, but to me they were a things of beauty because of what they did: Protect my children.

I also remember when my kids hit the age of 10 and I took the window guards out.

I liked the looks, but felt somewhat uncomfortable: What if a small child came over? They wouldn't be protected! Irrational, I know.

Except when reality hits. Ask Eric Clapton, whose young son Conor fell from a 53-story New York City apartment window back in 1991.

And it happened again this week in Brooklyn. Twice.

Two young kids - ages 1 and 2 - falling out of windows that had no guards. Two separate incidents. Two families in mourning.

A reminder to all of us. We'll have the latest, tonight at 11.

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