My husband suggests (or insists) I always fill up the before the fuel gauge gets to a quarter. Seeing I do most of the driving you would think I would look at the gauge often enough to have some idea when it is getting low, but I just don't. We pick Daddy up from the train station most afternoons and he checks how the fuel is going and lets me know when I should be getting fuel next based on our itinerary of activities he keeps in his phone calendar. Yesterday he suggested I get fuel on our way home from a long drive to Dreamworld. I thought no worries, I knew I would have a friend in the car and could get fuel without disturbing (possibly the best sleep) Cakes. However on the way home I forgot and didn't think about checking how the fuel was going until I was between dropping my friend off and our house. I looked at the gauge and it was under the quarter mark. As we were on the toll road and Cakes was in a terribly deep sleep I thought I would just see if we could get home and get fuel with Daddy after picking him up from the train. Down either side of the dash panel there are several little circles that looked as though the fuel light might come on. Paranoid that I wasn't going to make it I continually looked at these circles looking for the little warning to say GET PETROL NOW (I do know you have enough fuel to get to a servo once the light comes on but Daddy doesn't like what it does to the car so I should feel the same way). When we were coming off the toll road onto the highway (about ten minutes from home) I readjusted how I was sitting and noticed at the bottom of the dash screen the fuel light was on. My first thought was why is it there, I can't even see that part of the dash screen (and I am not exactly short). Then I realised just because I only noticed it didn't mean it only just came on. For all I knew this had been on the entire drive home. I decided this meant as soon as I could I had to stop at the servo and get fuel, though how could I do this with Cakes passed out asleep in the back. I had never left her in the car unattended before and strongly believe this is not safe practice (even though my parents did it). I remember one time when I was eight I was left in the back seat of a car asleep with my four year old niece. The thing that made this memorable was when we both woke up Miss C and I kicked each other continually until an adult came and got us (I assume we were both still sleepy). So I pulled the car up in front of the store at the servo, locked the car and went inside. I did it, I left my little girl locked in a car unattended. She was fine, sleeping happily. Me on the other hand, a mess, stressed and continually looking at the car. So my word of warning is Don't let your fuel get low.