Earlier this week, Eva Amurri Martino made a startling confession:
In a blog post she penned on New Year's Day, the actress revealed on her website, HappilyEvaAfter.com, that her 10-week-old son Major James, “cracked his head on the hardwood floor” after the family’s night nurse fell asleep while holding him.
How awful, right?
Martino explained what happened and the aftermath as follows:
"He suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on his brain, and was transported by ambulance to Yale Medical Center.
"I spent two harrowing days with him to receive emergency care and further testing. To say these were the most traumatic and anxious two days of my life is an understatement."
We can only imagine.
Our only reaction to this story was to send Eva and her husband our best wishes and our hope that their child makes a full recovery.
But some folks out there felt differently.
They took issue with Eva having a night nurse in the first place, questioning how she can consider herself to be a responsible Parent if someone else is holding, feeding and rocking her baby at home.
Why? Because people suck.
They think that an Internet connection gives them a right to share every asinine opinion that comes into their head.
In response to the incident, her sharing of it and the response it has received, Eva at first showed gratitude to her fans.
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has reached out with words of comfort or to share their own stories the past 24 hours," she wrote on Instagram today, as the opening to a lengthy caption.
"It is so moving to know there are so many of you who are wishing our sweet boy well, and who are rooting us on as a family."
The daughter of Susan Sarandon then addressed her Critics.
“I’d like to say one thing, which is that Parenthood is not a competition. Nobody gets an award at the end of all of it for doing it the best or most perfect way.
"All that matters is how we make our children feel, how we feel about them, and how we feel about ourselves as parents."
Really. Shouldn't this be obvious?
"To those who have expressed judgement, cruelty, and criticism of me, my choices, or my fragility during this time- I’m not going to justify myself to you,” she concluded.
“But I sincerely wish that 2017 brings you enough self love and confidence that you no longer feel the need to tear down another person during their darkest moment.
"Peace, please. Xx EAM."
She's a bigger person than we are.
We'd have likely used certain words in our reply that our children will hopefully not learn until their teenage years.
We're not above making fun of certain parents out there in a jovial manner. See what we mean below:
But when a mother just say at her baby's hospital bedside for days due to a simple accident?
You really need to question her life choices if you hide behind a computer and give her crap after that.
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