Other Parents: Cherish Peterson left her child in a shopping trolley
Other Parents focuses on Cherish Peterson who left her baby at the grocery store. Cherish, 27, forgot her two-month-old son Huxton was still sat in the trolley at Fry’s shop in Gilbert, Arizona.
Gilbert, who was with three of her four children when Huxton was left behind, has been charged with child endangerment.
This being the USA of A, Cherish go on the telly. She tell the nation:
“I consider it a fair trade – the Diet Coke for Huxton. They weigh roughly the same, so, d’uh.”
No. What she really said was:
“I’m a good mom who made a horrible mistake. I got into my car, and normally I put my cart away. But I didn’t need to because I parked at the front of the store and I never park there. And I drove away… As I was pulling into the garage, my three-year-old goes, ‘Where’s baby Huxton?’ His car seat is right behind me. I turned around and realised it was gone…
“There is nothing I love more in this world than being a mum. And there is no one in this world who could love my kids more than me.”
In other news, Macaulay Culkin just turned 35.
PS: In 2012, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, left their eight-year-old daughter, Nancy, in a pub after having Sunday drink, Downing Street has confirmed. They were not arrested.
How easy is it to forget your children?