When I heard about this story last week, I thought to myself, "See, it doesn't matter how much money you have, you can still be a bonehead mother." In case you don't know Peaches' story, let me bring you up to speed. Peaches Geldof is semi-famous because she is Bob Geldof's daughter.
She was pushing her baby in London in his pram (i.e., stroller) when she says she hit a pothole or something and the stroller tipped over. The stroller dumped her unbuckled baby out. This was horrible, it could happen to any of us, right? Of course.
But here's the difference between Peaches and MOST mothers. When the stroller tipped, Peaches was on her cell phone and she was photographed making every effort to avoid dropping her cell phone and/or ending her phone call WHILE she tried to get her baby off the sidewalk. Never once did she put the fucking phone down and pick up her baby. Here are the pics and what I imagined the conversation went like:
|"And so I told that bitch..."|
|"Oh shit! Hang on, my stroller just tipped over!"|
|"You still there? Did I lose you? OK, thank goodness. I almost dropped my phone. I would have been so pissed."|
|What? The baby? Oh yeah, he seems OK. What were we talking about?|
What kind of mother does that? I'm so glad her phone was OK. I wish there was a Hallmark card I could send her to let her know.
What surprised me the most about this story was that I found it published on a Facebook page for Babygizmo.com with basically the same point of view that I have and the site actually got lambasted by their readers for being so judgmental. There were a lot of "we all make mistakes" and my favorite "she might have been on the phone with 911." Are you fucking kidding me? This chick was not on the phone with 911! Plus I take offense to being lumped into the category "we all make mistakes" with her.
Listen, I don't choose the well being of my fucking iPhone over the well being of my baby who just toppled out on his head on the fucking sidewalk thank you very much.