Wow. No mother is perfect, and it's pretty safe to say we all make our fair share of mistakes. And that's why we should probably give each other the benefit of the doubt when it comes to something accidentally happening resulting in harm being done to our kids.
But after hearing from a mom who is facing jail time over burns on her toddler's face -- I'm finding it pretty hard to show her much sympathy.
Supposedly Kelly Jones' mother, Marjorie, was teaching her 9-year-old son how to cook bacon, when some of the grease from the pan splashed out and burned her 2-year-old daughter Chloe on the face.
And I may have just bought her version of the story ... until I saw this video of her explaining what happened. All I can say is that actions speak louder than words. Take a look.
Really? She's attempting to defend herself while puffing away on a cigarette with her injured little girl in her lap? I hate to judge -- but I'm gonna go ahead and judge in this case. Smoking in the general vicinity of children is bad enough, but while they're sitting on top of you? That's just plain irresponsible and unacceptable. Doesn't she realize how dangerous secondhand smoke is to a little kid? Obviously not.
If you've just been accused of burning your daughter on purpose -- don't you think it might be a good idea not to have a lit cigarette right up next to her head while you're pleading your case? (I'm just sayin'.)
And another thing -- why on earth wouldn't you take your child to the hospital after suffering grease burns? Last time I checked, that's kind of a serious injury. And it's not something you want to leave untreated, that's for sure.
I'm not by any means saying she hurt her little girl, because I doubt she did. But if she's as innocent as she says, it'll be a real shame if her actions after the fact wind up sending her to jail. She might want to consider refraining from lighting up again if any more news crews show up on her doorstep.
Do you think the mom is to blame for what happened?
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