Ok, I’m sorry, but some people are just idiots. This woman is the perfect example of one. Not only was she breastfeeding her child while driving, but she was also on the phone. What hand was she using to actually drive with?
In the interview, she said she “will take the advice of the officers into consideration, but she may breast-feed her baby while driving in the future if she feels that it is necessary.” WOW.
I am all for feeding your baby when they need it. That’s why if Parker is screaming because he’s hungry while we’re in the car, I will find a parking lot and pull over to feed him. I won’t even feed him in the front seat because I’m afraid of some random idiot hitting my car and deploying the airbags.
I am a HUGE advocate for child safety. If I see someone driving in a car and their kid is climbing all over the car, I have no problem rolling down my window and telling them how stupid they are (the parents, not the kid). I just don’t understand why people think “it won’t happen to my kid.” Sure, we all hope and pray that our children will be safe and no harm will come to them, but isn’t it our jobs as parents to protect them as much as possible?
I’m not saying that we should put our kids in bubbles. While that would be nice, kids are kids. They will climb trees, break arms, and have their hearts broken. But, if my child is hurt because I neglected to put them in a car seat, I wouldn’t be able to live with the guilt, knowing that it was my fault they were hurt.
This woman should have her child taken away from her and she should never, ever be allowed behind the wheel of a car again. I personally think she should be shot, but that is just my opinion. And, until I become queen of the world, we’ll just have live with her going to prison. Hopefully for more than just 180 days.