Thursday, May 28, 2009
Giada (and her jackass of a mother) on board
So I was tooling around Milan the other day and while stopped at a light, I was shocked to see an unrestrained toddler about the same age as my son poke her head up between the seats of the car in front of me and give me a nice snaggle-toothed grin. I quickly grabbed my phone and took a picture (above - I was half tempted to not blur the license plate so that I could shame this woman for all the world to see, but at the last minute I chickened out), which doesn't do justice to the fact that I could see this kid so well that I could tell you how many molars she had coming in. What you also can't see in the photo is that stuck to the lower left-hand corner of the back window is one of those safety stickers that says "Giada a bordo." Nice job on the personalized sticker, mamma. Now put your kid in a damn car seat next time. Fortunately this does not seem to be a common occurrence in Milan (I've heard tell that as you go further south in Italy, car seats are less popular) and seeing a child this small not in a car seat is a rare sight.
While we are on the mamma subject, anyone else going to MomCamp in Milan on June 13? I'll be there!
P.S. Just for the record, my child was not in the car while I was grabbing for my phone to take the above picture and I typically only use my cell phone in the car in hands-free mode!