January 26, 2011

just a swingin

poppal & ivy

Mommal asked if I had seen the thing on the tee vee with the swinging babies? "They hold them by their arms and ankles and just swing them all through the air. Nekkid! They were nekkid."

She said she couldn't remember where she saw it and my Poppal said he didn't think it was on a religious program, or maybe it was.

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And I had no idea what they were talking about. I told her I'd check into it and now kinda wish I hadn't. You can decide by watching it here. You know me and my loose-y goose-y ideas and still I am not sure I can get behind whatever that is...

52 comments:

  1. Oh my. I just kept hoping it was a doll and not a real baby. that was terrifying to watch.

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  2. wow... Just wow. That video was absolutely disturbing. Not only their little brains, but their arms and their legs are so tiny and fragile!

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  3. How awful. My word. Some people just have no sense.

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  4. the video...shockingly disturbing! the pictures you posted...super super precious!

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  5. Oh yeah, i saw that.. and I saw some other article about how it was totally fine and it talked about the babies behind the scene and what not... still not sure I can stomach it! Ack! :)

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  6. What the? What the? That was insane!

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  7. I've heard of it, and can't bring myself to watch it. Yikes.

    (Love love love the photos in this post! That girl's just getting hugged on, isn't she? ;) She's so pretty!)

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  8. No! No no no no no and NO.

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  9. Saw this from someone who posted it on FB. I could NOT watch the entire thing. I had to turn it off.
    *shudder*

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  10. From the comments I am not going there... but I just had to say how gorgeous your sweet baby girl is... cuddable lovable - you are very blessed!!!

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  11. and I thought this post was about the John Anderson song I grew up on and loved :) Shows my age I guess.

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  12. That video hurts my heart. There's no way I can get behind that.

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  13. I saw this before and felt like this was child endangerment. It hurt my heart to watch it.

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  14. Oh my! There just aren't words.

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  15. I clicked on it, but X'd out - I couldn't bring myself to watch it.

    There's lots of crazy in this world.

    Ivy's eyes are just gorgeous <3

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  16. Wrong! So very wrong. That made me sick to watch.

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  17. I can't even watch the video after reading the comments. But I do need to comment on how adorable your baby girl is. Beautiful child!

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  18. i have a pit in my stomach now... wow...

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  19. OH MY GOODNESS! I just kept thinking that the baby had to be a doll. I kept waiting for the joke, but it never came. Disturbing.

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  20. It literally makes me want to break down into tears to watch it. I saw it a week ago, after my husband showed it to me (we were both disgusted), and I had to run in and check on our little one and put my hand on her back, and thank her lucky stars she was born to someone who won't do that to her!!!

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  21. I could not believe my eyes at that video. That is child abuse. Your post cracked me up at the things the folks say. Ivy had their undivided attention.

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  22. no. uh-uh. no way.
    i didn't even make it all the way through, it made me a little sick to my stomach.

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  23. That is so disturbing. I couldn't finish....

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  24. That video is so disturbing. How do you do that to a TWO WEEK OLD BABY in good conscience? There is no way that lady knew she wouldn't accidentally hurt that baby. I just can't wrap my head around it...

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  25. Wow. I just came over to your blog after reading another blog by an adoptive mom who wrote all about how much effort she and her husband take to help their children attach to them and to help them heal from the wounds they may have received before they were adopted. Watching that video made me wonder what damage is being done emotionally and spiritually to that precious child. The baby may be a healthy toddler today (miraculously), but I wonder what kind of trust issues will happen down the road with that kind of treatment as an infant. My heart hurts.

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  26. I remember when my first born was newly born, and the nurse took him from me to weigh and clean up. I watched as she handled him- like he wasn't going to break. Not harsh, still gentle, but firm.
    And that's the moment that I wasn't as scared as I thought I would be. When I realized that this baby isn't going to break in my arms if I hold him close and tight....
    But that video? Oh, my heart. Babies can break. And that is so disturbing.

    Love the moments you captured in your pictures. So, so sweet.

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  27. Disturbing.
    I thought..."Okay I'll watch this with a totally open mind because some people just believe differently than I do and ...hey that's okay" YIKES. Yeah I failed. only a minute or so in I was totally freaked out! I never heard - was that HER baby or was she just demonstrating with someone elses baby?! I'd have turned into a mother tiger on that woman! horrible.
    scary.

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  28. My brother told me about this and I just can't bring myself to watch...shudder...I wonder what goes through people's heads sometimes....?

    On another note, beautiful pictures!

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  29. That made my stomach and heart hurt. My goodness; thank God that child is OK.

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  30. I'm generally an "everyone has their own parenting style, let it be" kind of person, but that has to one of the top five most jaw-dropping things I've ever seen. Hard to believe the father was okay with posting that, even after two years. Just...disturbing.

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  31. WHAT THE WHAT? I couldn't even finish watching that, YIKES!

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  32. Ummm.

    I'm pretty loosey-goosey, too. Like Michelle G above, I'm pretty open-minded. But. Could only watch about 20 seconds or so. Not okay.

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  33. So not ok. Gah, I need to hold my baby close now. That was terrifying.

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  34. Wow, that made my stomach turn.

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  35. Didn't see that anyone else posted this, but there was in interview on another parenting site I read with one of the people practicing this yoga. Here is the link:

    http://www.dadwagon.com/2011/01/18/dadwagon-qa-exclusive-interview-with-baby-yogas-lena-fokina/

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  36. My heart is in my throat and I am going to throw up.

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  37. I am sorry that is just wrong. Flat out stupid. That baby was only two weeks old. I can't believe it. Those people need to have someone teach them how to be a parent. I feel very sorry for that baby. It takes just a second for something to go wrong and that baby is either damaged for life or dead.

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  38. that is so disturbing. horrifying

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  39. That goes against every natural inclination a Mother should have to keep her baby safe. I couldn't believe that the women was actually the baby's Mother. HORRIFYING. My eyes are sad.

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  40. That was just awful! Now I'll go back to singing the song your title makes me think of...

    "Yeah, and we'll be swingin, yes, we'll be swinging. Just a swangin...'

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  41. I watched the clip without sound (I have a sleeping babe on my chest)...and it was terrible. Made my heart go thump-thump-thump.

    I definitely can't get behind that. (yikes)

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  42. That's not "loosey-goosey" - that's horrible. I think my lunch just came up a little...

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