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I STAND WITH CHERISH

Baby Peterson

Cherish Peterson, a mother of four young kids, said she was horrified to realize she drove off from a grocery store in Arizona last week without her two-month-old son and since then, there’s been a roller coaster reaction on social media.

Here is the story Cherish Peterson

In my own family, we have told the story for decades about my Mum (now 95) leaving my sister outside the grocery store and actually driving home without her precious bundle.  That bundle was left, along with other prams, outside the grocery store while mothers did their groceries!!  Ahhh the good ol’ days.

My heart goes out to this family – every one of us has made some mistake that could have, given different circumstances, turned out to be a life/death situation. Unfortunately, Cherish and her husband have to respond to the social media outcry and actually defend an innocent mistake whereas my Mum just has to put up with friendly, family joking.

Here is the Facebook address set up for Cherish

I would love to hear from you “If social media had been around when I was a kid/parent oh the story it would have made!!!”

Oh my gosh I have so many :

  • Standing up in the back of Dad’s pick up truck while he stops and starts trying to make us fall down (my sister fell OUT!!!)
  • Having “just one sip” of beer as a really young child
  • Learning how to target practice at the tender age of 8???
  •  I lost track of the number of times my youngest got lost in stores, arenas, busy public places

Comments on: "I STAND WITH CHERISH" (21)

  1. we didn’t have car seats or ever big cars…lol…poor people had pintos…if you have 4 kiddos under 5 now you either walk or have a minivan…or the city bus…

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  2. Like Cherish Peterson, we also have 4 children with the youngest now 17. When the children were very young, it is so hard to keep an eye on all of them, from wandering off. In one summer festival my 3 year old son got separated for about 30 minutes. After searching back and forth where we came from, we found him getting pampered with an ice cream cone by the medical attendants outside a medical aide tent. No harsh words, or nasty looks. They knew it happens, and can happen to anyone.
    ~Carl~

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    • Oh WOW….every parents’ nightmare…I lost my youngest many times!!! The little fella could disappear in a second…I hindsight I could have been one of those parents with a “leash” type thing for their kids.

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    • it’s easy for the kiddos to get lost in the crowd…i was once helping my best friend with her kids…they were to hold the cart, a belt loop, a hand or ride in the cart…and we counted when we got to the car…4 kiddos…we are always rushing and the law lumps accidents in with the evil a lot of times…hell use leashes, whatever…but we are human and shit does happen

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  3. When my son was a baby (like 6 months old), I had him in the stroller and was holding my other son’s hand (he was 2). I was crossing our little street and moved the strollers front wheels down off the curb onto the street and discovered, to my horror, that I had forgotten to buckle my baby in. Splat – he went face first into the street! I picked him up, dusted him off and hurried home to wash out his scrapes. Thankfully he wasn’t injured beyond the scrapes.

    Warning – never tell you child about what happened when he gets older! I made the mistake of telling him this story (he’s now 31.) Now he keeps blaming all sorts of stuff that’s happened in his life to me “throwing him” out of this stroller!

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  4. I had a small glass of liquor when I was 12 on New Year’s Eve … it was not a very strong thing, but when my parents noticed I got sent to bed immediately.
    And my 3 year old brother drank strawberry sparkling wine when he was 3 … against thirst … Not a good combination.
    My grandpa drove with children in the trunk or in a trailer (only on rural streets).
    My father forced my 15 year old brother to hold a fire cracker till it exploded …
    The parents of a friend of mine had an air-pistol with which my friend got shot (or shot herself, the story was long ago, don’t know it anymore) …
    All of these things would bring social services around today, in the 70ies they just happened.

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    • Oh those stories are too good – yes I remember the good ol’ days that we moved around all over the place in the back of our station wagon. We used to hang out of the windows trying to grab the bushes as we went down our cottage road. I remember driving the snowmobile around our 6 acre property when I was very young (12ish). My Dad taught me how to throw knives so they would stick in the side of our barn…yup the 70s…awesome.

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    • we had M-80s in the 70s…bundle them together (3 or 4) and pack them into a coffee can…that’s a bomb by today’s standards

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  5. If I had grown up in these times I would have ended up a ward of the state. Too many things to list, but not many were really that harmful.

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    • Isn’t it funny how times and parenting has changed. We fell at the playground, hurt ourselves – our parents said “did you learn your lesson”…nowadays everyone is so worried that someone must be responsible for my little darling’s fall that the only lesson “little darling” learns is “not my fault”.

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  6. These days you take a big legal risk having children. One innocent mistake can easily land you in jail.

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  7. Ha! Great points. We are so judgmental these days! People just want to ridicule and mock others and we forget that we are all human, we make mistakes.

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