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❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
Nov 8th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys}:</b>" http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/05/article-2227757-15DD456E000005DC-87_634x382.jpg does that help? 2 of the 'windows' are covered, middle one isnt"</blockquote>




Ugh why you would need to lift him for a better view when their is glass at the bottom




Does this thing look poorly built to anyone else??

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49464 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting That-Girl:" Seriously, everybody is being super harsh with the mom. We have all done stupid things with our kids that we one day say "Thank God that turned out alright." This time it didn;t and that is a tragedy."

She was negligent, yes its sad, but he was 2, in my experience, 2 yr olds don't have the best balance to begin with, and if she was holding onto him like she should have been, this would have never happened

Tig Ol' Bitties Due June 16 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; d***o,, NF, Canada 4057 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting Tara - Anya's mommy:" She was negligent, yes its sad, but he was 2, in my experience, 2 yr olds don't have the best balance ... [snip!] ... have the best balance to begin with, and if she was holding onto him like she should have been, this would have never happened"


Certainly, she fucked up. But we all f**k up at some point.

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24257 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting That-Girl:" Seriously, everybody is being super harsh with the mom. We have all done stupid things with our kids that we one day say "Thank God that turned out alright." This time it didn;t and that is a tragedy."

i've done stupid things but never standing my 2 y/o on a railing where wild dogs are only 11 ft below them. really? yes, its a tragedy but its totally the moms fault. its more than a "stupid mistake" if you ask me

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24257 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting ❥New Beginnings:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys}:</b>" http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix ... [snip!] ... would need to lift him for a better view when their is glass at the bottom Does this thing look poorly built to anyone else??"

i thought so the first time i saw the pics

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
Nov 8th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting That-Girl:</b>" Certainly, she fucked up. But we all f**k up at some point."</blockquote>




Not this bad.



I agree with Amy thiswas more than just a stupid mistake

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75118 posts
Nov 8th '12

Why would they even make an observation area without mesh? To get a "closer" look? :? So people can lean out? That is just asking for an accident like this. The mom obviously should have never put her child up there but there shouldn't have been an opportunity to do so with an animal like that imo. I think this is the most horrific thing I've ever read :(

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
Nov 8th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:</b>" Why would they even make an observation area without mesh? To get a "closer" look? :? So people can lean ... [snip!] ... have been an opportunity to do so with an animal like that imo. I think this is the most horrific thing I've ever read :("</blockquote>



Ice gone to many zoos and most of the exhibits are open exhibit. Allot of it is for pic ops, who wants a net in their picture.
Why didn't the mom put him standing on the side with a net?
I seriously can't see past the stupidity.there is glass he can see though at the bottom. Why would you not hold your two year old. And why if you choose to stand him up would you choose to stand him where there is not meeting. I don't think the zoo should hold any blame at all personally.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75118 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting ❥New Beginnings:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:</b>" Why would they even make an observation ... [snip!] ... him up would you choose to stand him where there is not meeting. I don't think the zoo should hold any blame at all personally."

Obviously it was stupid, I wouldn't have let my LO anywhere near that opening. I just don't understand the point of the opening but I've never been there so I'm trying to rationalize something I've never seen. I've been trying to look up pictures but I can't find a good one.

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
Nov 8th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:</b>" Obviously it was stupid, I wouldn't have let my LO anywhere near that opening. I just don't understand ... [snip!] ... so I'm trying to rationalize something I've never seen. I've been trying to look up pictures but I can't find a good one. "</blockquote>




Like I said I thinkthe only real reason for it is to get good photos.



Also maybe they feed the dogs from there??

EskimoKiss TTC since Apr 2014; 1 child; Texas 11221 posts
Nov 8th '12

Why didn't she go in after him?! I know its a 14ft drop but I would jump it would hurt less than hearing your child's blood shuddering screams as he's killed.... I would try my best to do something! Ugh I wanna cry just thinking about it I need to hug my DD.

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting That-Girl:" Seriously, everybody is being super harsh with the mom. We have all done stupid things with our kids that we one day say "Thank God that turned out alright." This time it didn;t and that is a tragedy."


Yeah and you know what...when something happened to my son because of something I didnt even do, but because of someone I left him with....I GOT CHARGED! Yes. I got charged for something I didnt do, but because I left him with someone that did something to him.
b***h should f**king be charged..

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting That-Girl:" Seriously, everybody is being super harsh with the mom. We have all done stupid things with our kids that we one day say "Thank God that turned out alright." This time it didn;t and that is a tragedy."


No actually, I haven't done anything stupid like her. The worst mine has done is roll off the couch. Once. There's a difference in something "not so smart" and DEADLY.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting That-Girl:" Seriously, everybody is being super harsh with the mom. We have all done stupid things with our kids that we one day say "Thank God that turned out alright." This time it didn;t and that is a tragedy."


Yes I have done stupid things with my children but putting my child up on a railing would not be one of them. Perhaps it's my fear of falling, I just wouldn't do something like that. Children are wobbly (some adults too). I'm a cautious person and always think the worse is going to happen.

user banned 1 child; Golden, Colorado 28482 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting Patti.:" Yeah and you know what...when something happened to my son because of something I didnt even do, but ... [snip!] ... for something I didnt do, but because I left him with someone that did something to him. b***h should f**king be charged.."


Wow, how horrible for you :(