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Another Bad Parenting video is going viral, and this one's a shocker. The video shows a mom letting her toddler smoke pot from a bong. I'll let that one sink in. A woman put an active bong in her 22-month-old son's face, and she let someone take a video of her doing it. At the risk of stating the obvious, this mama must have been high.
Twenty-four-year-old Rachelle Braaten was arrested for "delivery of a controlled substance to a minor" -- and for the manufacture of marijuana. When cops came to investigate, they found 40 marijuana plants in the home. So. What does Rachelle have to say for herself? When you hear her explanation for the video, you may lose all hope in the human race.
Rachelle told police, "Well, it was like, you can't see in the camera, but the person taking it, and then there was like a group of people there. And I guess it was a joke and stupid mistake that wasn't really funny." OMG, that doesn't even make sense!! I don't know what she's saying. I don't think SHE knows what she's saying. Why is this woman responsible for a child?
I know smoking pot is legal in Washington, and everyone's still figuring out the rules. I know plenty of parents who toke responsibly. (In moderation, far away from the kids, when someone else is watching them.) And I even think you could run a pot growing business and have kids if you're very careful AND if it's legal where you live. But not this couple. These two have no business raising weed or children.
At least Rachelle kinda sorta admits letting her son smoke was a bad idea. She says she felt "horrible" about the video "because he's two and he shouldn't have known about that. He shouldn't have that in his body." Well she's right about that -- he shouldn't even know the stuff exists at his age. But did you notice how easy and casual he was, leaning in? I get the feeling he's done this before and this was just the first time she got caught. What a relief the toddler and his 5-year-old brother are in child protective services.
Do you think any parents should just stop smoking pot once they have kids?
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