Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Hungry Baby Causes Crack Up

You know me. I just couldn't pass this one up.
Associated Press - KETTERING, Ohio (March 3

Police in Ohio say a woman has been charged with child endangering after another motorist reported she was both breast-feeding a youngster and talking on a phone while driving. Police in the Dayton suburb of Kettering say the caller told them he saw the woman Thursday. Officer Michael Burke says authorities used a license plate number to track down 39-year-old Genine Compton.

He said the woman told officers she was breast-feeding and wouldn't let her child go hungry. Burke said the legal concern is that Compton had a child in her lap while driving, not that she was breast-feeding in public. He said the child was under 2 years old. Police say the woman faces up to 180 days in jail and a $1,800 fine if convicted of the misdemeanor.

So give her a break; this was her carpool day. They didn't mention she was listening to an e-book and making a grocery list too. This woman is obviously a multi-tasker. She was probably on her way to pick up the rest of the kids from school and take them all back home to the birthday party. (The ice cream is made from Ben & Jerry's breast milk.) She was ordering the cake when police stopped her. They probably set her back a week. Tomorrow morning she'll have to fix lunches while she showers.

You should see her jog and feed that baby.


  1. Hilarious and oh so true! It's amazaing how much a mom has to get done in a day.

  2. Okay, probably a mistake but I'll confess here. I used to occasionally, in the event of a screaming baby, unhook the little darling from her carseat and drag her into my lap and breast feed her.

    I think the statute of limitations is up on that. Don't even MENTION that the car seat was beside me in the front seat.

    This was all before the seat belt laws and child restraint seats.

    And, let me add here, I was a PIONEER in both child car seat use and breast feeding. (And NO I don't think I invented it, but no one was breastfeeding when I was having my kids).

    Seriously, I helped form a support group to find others who nursed, because I met serious opposition to it from family and friends. This was on or after 1979.

    People were fairly horrified that I was feeding my baby THAT WAY.

    So, nursing while I was driving was the least of me problems.

  3. Oh wow! Is that all your pretty China? I love the new header!

    I can't even comment about the multi-tasker mom ... sigh

  4. The new header picture is absolutely beautiful.

    Cheryl -- you live a beautiful, gracious life.

    I have a chilly newborn CALF in my basement. Our lives are soooooooooooo different. :)

  5. Mary, I put my newborns in a bassinet in the backseat! And older babies in a little forward facing seat that simply looped over the front seat with aluminum hooks - it had a steering wheel and they were right beside me.

    Are we admitting our ages here??
    We didn't have seat belt requirements.

  6. I am a BIG supporter of seat belts and seat belt laws. They save lives!

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