Re: Is it in bad taste to...
Wow I didn't expect to see so many people agree with me on this... I thought I might just be being old fashioned since I come from a much more conservative family than this person.
I've asked my husband his opinion on this and he almost acts as if he doesn't really see the big deal... He doesn't feel that they would ever actually let their kid DRINK the alcohol, which I don't either, but I still find the pictures inappropriate. I guess since he doesn't think that they'd ever let their child drink it, thats all that matters... and as far as the clothes with swear words on them, I think he just looks at that as having a little fun... no harm done. He says "Its not like the baby can read."
I just think there is more to it than that. If they're putting clothes with swear words on them on their kid, its probably not a stretch to say that they say those words in front of their kid.... because it seems like they take those words very lightly. If they do say words like that in front of the child, its not going to take long before she starts picking up on it and will be saying them. I guess some people would just laugh and think its "cute" but not me. Growing up in MY parents house, you did not use that kind of language, and if you did, you were scolded for it. Besides, even if they don't swear in front of the baby, what happens one day when the kid IS old enough to talk... and shes looking at pictures of herself when she was a baby and says "mommy.... what does my shirt say?" And then whats the mom going to say? "well.... honey.... I can't tell you that because it has a bad word on it". Its going to confuse the crap out of the child.... Its teaching her that there are bad words which she isn't allowed to say, but yet its ok to wear clothes with bad words on them??
The same can be said for alcohol. When they get older, are they going to be taught that they aren't allowed to drink alcohol but its ok if they take pictures of themselves holding the alcohol and acting like they're drinking it? Its ok to look like you're promoting alcohol as long as you don't drink it? Personally I don't think either one is acceptable.
The woman I'm talking about is young.... but still I think shes old enough to know better. I'm 4 years younger than her, and at only 22 years old I wouldn't post those types of pictures, or even take them in the first place, to be honest. Even before she had her baby, she would post a lot of pictures of her going out, partying, drinking a lot.... shes just one of those people that acts like she doesn't really care what others think.
Apparently, she must have offended others before with some of her pictures.... because I remember one time she posted a picture of her baby wearing a shirt that said "I love my mommy".... and then in very small letters below that it said "even though shes a b****!". She captioned the picture by saying "If this offends you, keep your negative comments to yourself, because it doesn't offend me". And lets not forget her other picture that she posted of her baby wearing something that said "One cute f**king baby"... except it actually spelled out the whole word. I found this picture to be even a little more shocking than the other one... I usually just try to not say anything at all when she posts these types of things. I'm not going to lie and pretend like its the cutest picture in the world... but like I said, I don't feel like it would be my place to call her out on it either. I don't think she would ever put her baby at any serious risk or anything... I just think shes making herself come off as a not very classy person.
The first time I saw a picture of her baby with alcohol was when she was only a few months old. She was sleeping on the floor, and they put a wine bottle next to her... they said it was to show how little she was, compared to the size of the wine bottle.... but then when they saw how "funny" it looked to see her laying with a wine bottle next to her, they decided to have fun with it. So she ended up laying there with a wine bottle next to her, a cigar in one hand, and a bottle of pills on the other side of her.... so it looked like instead of sleeping, she had passed out from all the pills and booze. They thought it was just hilarious. I didn't find it funny, but I tried not to think too much of it. It was only a few months later and she was posting similar pictures. Her husband is in the marines and I remember he got some type of promotion or something, and they brought their baby to the ceremony with them.... they were celebrating with a bottle of wine and they went out of their way to put the bottle of wine in their baby's lap and then snap a picture. After I started seeing pictures like this on a regular basis, it started to become a little bit annoying. Everytime I would see one I'd just kind of roll my eyes and say great... another picture of the baby holding alcohol again.... how hilarious.
Last edited by kittykatz; 05-11-2013 at 04:57 PM.