Yesterday our very own blogger Veronica wrote about how she was disciplined with hot sauce as a kid (and is now better for it). Growing up outside of the States on the Equator, I suppose hot sauce discipline might be the norm. I don’t know. Weird.
Anyway, her story also highlighted and included video of a mom forcing her child to take a cold shower as a punishment. I’ve never done that to my EGGO kids, but some days I think it would have helped! Still, it was hard hearing the kid scream in the shower from the pain of the cold.. no fun.
Cold Shower Torture x 30
So today I saw on Ohio.com a story labeled: Mercury spills at Ohio day care, 30 kids affected . Apparently a preschool worker brought in an old mercury thermometer that got crushed and broken under a rocking chair.[sws_red_box box_size=”530″] The Toledo Fire Department came out and COLD SHOWERED ALL 30 KIDS. [/sws_red_box]
What the heck is that about? For a thermometer that was broken on the floor, with the same stuff I used to roll in my hand as a fifth grader, 30 kids get sent to the draconian cold torture chamber!? I bet ABC News would like to get that video…not. YES, I am very very aware that Mercury is extremely poisonous. I get that. But I doubt it needed that level of clean up.
Would you have asked that your kid skip the torture punishment-the same one that is putting another mom, possibly, in jail??