Thursday, June 21, 2007

Things that disturbed me today

I read some news stories today that really disturbed me.

- A 19 year old girl with a 4-month old baby...TAPED THE PACIFIER TO THE BABY'S FACE so she wouldn't keep spitting it out. The baby died. The mother told police that she didn't realize that it would hurt the baby to do this. She also told them that she usually swaddled the baby up in a blanket, but the blanket was lost, so she used pajamas to tie the baby's arms down close to his body. See the story..

- A waitress at an Applebee's restaurant accidentally filled a toddler's sippy cup with a margarita instead of apple juice. The baby naturally got very sick.

- A 5-year old boy in New York took some heroin to school and passed it out to his friends thinking it was candy because it was stamped with a smiley face. Six children had to be hospitalized.

We live in a scary, sick world...


thejunkyswife said...

Isn't it scary? The kid with heroin story freaked me out. If I had kids, I'd keep them at home. Forever.

min said...

Take comfort in knowing that for every one of those horror stories that the media gloms onto, there are hundreds of stories of good things that we never hear about because they wouldn't get the ratings. The world is scary sometimes, but most of the time, it's a heck of a great place to live!
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Laurie said...

Yes we do. Those stories are so scary. Gotta wonder what our kids are exposed to at school.