Thursday, May 04, 2006
Excuse me...I guess you didn't realize...What you are doing is killing you child! Oh well, I guess we are all ok with it...so go ahead.
What I don't understand are people who smoke around their children. In the house, at the park, and especially in the car (you've seen them...sometimes they are kind enough to crack their window, but a lot of the times they seal their children in. Allowing them to only breath the left over air from their parents cancer stick.) I am cool with people doing what they want to themselves and making their own choices. It's their right as a person to decide what goes in their body. I even understand (sorta) why people smoke. But how can anyone choose to smoke with children in the same area as them? When their own children are in the same room? I mean, it's not 1920, people know what smoking does to you...They know what second hand smoke does to children...What the hell?? Have you ever been around a child of a smoker? Have you ever hugged them and then later not been able to get the smell of tobacco off your own body? Have you ever helped a 3 year old change and put on a pair of fresh smoke filled clothes? Or what about their lunch? Ever helped a child of a smoker open their PB&j, and realize their sandwich reeked of smoke? I have and I want to cry everything I see them take a bite.
My question is...Why is this ok? I mean, like I said above...if an adult wants to do that to themselves fine, whatever. But shouldn't that be child abuse? Shouldn't you get pulled over for smoking with your child trapped (strapped down) in the car if you get pulled over for driving without a car seat? Aren't they both dangerous for the child? Can't both potentially cause death? Are we sending the message to our children, "your parents are ok with giving you cancer and we are too. We wouldn't want to take away the rights of someone who is important." What about the rights of those who have no voice of their own? I bet if you asked a five year "Are you ok with dying from a disease so that your parents can do what they want?" They would probably say no...I don't know...maybe we should ask the child of a smoker?