The blogisphere is abuzz today with the story of the Ohio woman who was cited Saturday by police for breastfeeding her daughter while driving and talking on her cell phone. Talk about multi-tasking! This makes a DUI look like a walk in the park.
A fellow motorist noticed and called police on HIS cellphone to turn her in.Evidently, she had the baby in her lap, its head only inches from the steering wheel as she tooled along the highway nursing and chatting away. Her three older children were in the back seat. She was driving them to school.
It gets better. When police wrote her up for violation of the child restraint and child endangerment laws, she was indignant, claiming that she was not about to let her baby go hungry-- yeah well, better a hungry baby than a dead one.
I'm feeling very judgemental about this, I must admit. I'm a mother too and I know how hectic it can all get and I too did some stupid things when my kids were little and got away with it--but this is ridiculous. I hope this dizzy dame stops being defensive and learns her lesson. Next time, maybe she'll pull over to the side of the road if she can't bear to hear the baby cry. So what if the older kids are a little late for school?
I hope she changes her multi-tasking ways or she's going to end up winning a Darwin Award.