Have you seen this video of a boy “chugging” beer at a Phillies game?
Hopefully the video will still be there when I post this- there’s some sort of fuss about the footage belonging to the Phillies and not being allowed on youtube. Though, if you search youtube, you’ll find all sorts of footage of Phillies games and yet THAT is not being pulled off of there. Hmmm.
Here’s a still image from the video:
It was the parent’s responsibility to watch their son.
That’s child abuse.
Why aren’t the authorities looking into this?
These parents should be arrested.
Now, I could be totally wrong on this, but it looks to me like that bottle is empty. After all, beer costs a lot at ball games, so you don’t set it down unless it’s empty.
But, if it’s not empty…I highly doubt that the parents knew what he was doing.
You don’t hand your kid a beer in public. You wait and do that stuff at home.
Okay, okay, I kid, I kid. It’s hard for me to take this seriously, so my sarcastic side is out in full force right now.
All the negative comments? Be realistic.
Either the bottle is empty or the child snuck a sip when his parents weren’t looking…and probably spit it right back into the bottle- because really- YUCK.
The comments about the parents should have seen it and it never should have happened…oh, really? And you see every single thing that your kid does?
Everything? Don’t limit this to beer-swigging. Anything that they shouldn’t be doing. You see it all?
I remember my middle son grabbed my brother’s fil’s beer at Thanksgiving back when he was 2. He then yelled “YUCK” and turned the bottle upside down to pour all of it out right on my brother’s fil’s mom’s living room floor.
Does that make me a bad mom? Because I was busy nursing my baby in another part of the room when that happened? And we were surrounded by family.
The difference is that my son wasn’t caught on camera for the world to see.
If there are parents out there giving their kids beer to chug down…yes, judge them. It’s wrong. Cry foul, have a fit, demand justice.
But, to just have a moment when you turn your head for a minute and your child does something like that?
If that makes you a bad parent, well, I’m one, too.