Most moms who believed their child was having a medical emergency would stop at nothing to help them -- and would certainly think nothing of hopping on a school bus in order to save their child. However, one mom, who did just that, has found herself facing misdemeanor charges which could yield a year in jail and a $2,500 fine, for unlawfully boarding a school bus. The mom, who is an emergency room nurse, saw her son slumped over in a school bus with a crowd of kids around him, supposedly yelling for help. The bus driver allegedly told her she couldn't board the bus, but the mom's attention was focused solely on her son, who turned out to be just sleeping -- very soundly. The bus company alleges that no one was yelling for help and that the law's the law, lady.
Are Jewish parents really moving beyond the bris? Many say the ritual circumcision is one of the most important traditions of the Jewish religion, but some parents are looking for ways to honor the tradition, while leaving their sons' foreskins intact. Some are turning to the Brit Shalom, or bris without the cut, which is a naming ceremony intended to replace the traditional bris ceremony. Others, though, aren't so sure this alternative ceremony adequately fulfills the covenant with God.
What do you get when you have dancing twins in matching outfits? Cuteness overload, that's what. These little guys have some serious (coordinated) moves, combined with an abundance of adorable. Anyone looking to let loose an ahh, followed by a lingering smile, would be well-advised to check out this fun video.
The old, blindfolded baby food taste test is a staple baby shower game. Now some adults are taking it a step further and actually advocating a baby food diet -- where calorie counters eat 14 jars of pureed produce a day in an attempt to lose weight. Given the number of times we've seen babies spit out their jarred food, we have to wonder whether the diet works because adults, like babies, simply can't bring themselves to eat it, thus not consuming any calories at all...
Thomas the Tank Engine. Where most parents see nothing more than a cute blue train and his gang of friends who keep their young kids happily entertained for hours on end, others see British Imperialistic propaganda. They say that the strict, top-down authoritarian style of Sir Topham Hatt, the trains' eternal desire to be useful, and the demonstration of a well-defined class system with Steamies on top and dirty diesels comprising the bottom caste, clearly demonstrate the hidden sub-text of the franchise. To that, many say - huh?
Dana Macario is a TODAY Moms contributor and Seattle mom to two sleep-depriving toddlers. She is currently developing an alarm clock that will start an IV coffee drip 10 minutes prior to wake-up time. Once properly caffeinated, she also blogs at www.18years2life.com.