Just to quickly compare this to Tide Pods, no one ever accuses the home launderer of being a Red Flag F-ck Up, etc if a kid chews on one of those things. But we label a lot of bad adjectives on the person with the gummies. Same tragic accident, different judgement.
All this comes down to needing to be careful to never allow access for the kids to these things. Which is why all the children in my life are properly outdoors and crated.
Or you know, feel bad for his KID who ended up in the hospital, instead?
Did you read the OP? It’s pretty clear that prior to this, his weed consumption was causing serious problems. He fell down freaking stairs! I suspect, given that, it was not the only problem he caused with his consumption of weed. See below… If he had been drunk, or on any other drug, with this be more or less evidence for him being others in danger by his behavior.
You know those nagging shrews… /s
Like it or not, being a parent entails some basic ability to NOT poison your kid. He put his pot gummies IN WITH THE REGULAR GUMMIES!!! He could not even HIDE them well enough that would not put his kid at risk…
And before you have a melt down about me being a nagging women who just wants to kill all joy… there is NOTHING wrong with marijuana use. But anyone using any substance that puts their children in direct harm is fucking doing it wrong.
Dude put his kid in the hosptial with his actions. Directly.
Or, you know, don’t hide your weed in with the regular candy, maybe… /s
A lot to parse there with your reply, Mindy. I respect your viewpoint.
Just for clarity: I definitely feel sympathy for the kid, more than anything, and I’m not saying ‘nagging woman’ - i said spouse. Husbands can amplify wives bad decisions, and in an equal world the opposite applies as well. I can’t help but think this is the result of bad communication between the two and he’s likely the subordinate. I can’t help but think both contribute to a bad relationship, maybe evenly. I sympathize with both.
Also: Yes, mixing the gummies with normal candy is insanely stupid.
This is a well-worn trope, however, I suspect you are aware of that fact. Women who are too outspoken are regularly called nagging, emasculating, etc. Since in this case, IT IS in fact a woman, who seemed to be trying to act in the best interest of the family, since Dad seemed unable to consume responsible, that came off as very much a “nagging wife” trope.
But we don’t know that… the evidence we DO have, is that he had shown himself to be irresponsible in his consumption habits, and I’d suggest his later actions of just hiding his gummy stash bears that out.
Or maybe he’s just irresponsible, and she’s doing her best to keep the family safe from his bad choices… Again, given the evidence before us, this seems the most likely scenario.