I don't get it why you assume that everyone who thinks this was a bad idea also insist that CPS should have been called. I never said that CPS should have been called. All my purpose for this thread was to point out what a stupid idea she had and she was lucky nothing bad happened and if it did then she didn't have a right to wonder why something bad happened to her baby child.
omg, I'm not saying you were saying CPS should be called....I was using hyperbole obviously. "the womans' walking in high heels, call CPS" get it?
Also, looking back at the thread, I don't see where I ever brought up anyone calling anybody about this, including CPS. If I did, point it out to me.
You never said CPS should be called, neither did I, except once in an obviously sarcastic way.
I don't think she was particularly lucky nothing happened. I think the odds were overwhelmingly in her favor that nothing would happen.
I can't speak to if the woman is stupid or not. I can't even say what she did in this one case was stupid.
Personally, I think people are more thinking what she did was tacky, cheap, unsophisticated, etc and they are translating it into stupid because it's not something they would do.
Again, looking at comments made online about the story, there's a huge component of "well, what did you expect? She had a baby when she wasn't married. She bound to do anything" people are also upset that she made reference to her religious beliefs, and many are calling her stupid for that.
Then there's the "she was dragging and bouncing this baby along a dusty floor"
Bottom line is, this poor woman can't win for losing at this point. I feel really bad for her. I don't think she put her baby in any type of danger.
She didn't do anything stupid IMO, she was aware every instant where her baby was, and took precautions the baby wouldn't be harmed. Her only sin is overestimating that people would accept, never mind appreciate the gesture she was making, which seemed to be that her baby was involved in this marriage, came from these 2 peoples love for each other, and was part of the joining in matrimony.
You know, people have been having babies for millions of years. Family dogs go up and lick their faces (after the dog got done licking himself) and many parents watch and laugh. They let brothers and sisters hold them, and feeble old people.
Sometimes they even get dropped, and they are just fine. Parents take as good care as they can, but not everyone will agree with their methods.
What this woman did was so low on the list of every day dangers it shouldn't even register.
Actually, I think it's a good thread tsar.