According to my friends with babies, there are a lot of things nobody tells you about having a kid. Namely, how you'll be covered in some form of bodily fluid at all times. Or how no matter how hard you try, you'll never be able to wash away that “new baby” smell from all your clothes and out of your hair.
Usually, no one tells you to not do drugs either, especially if you're breastfeeding. Because, duh, common sense. Supposedly, anyway.
To an Arizona TV anchor and an ex-beauty queen, not quite common sense. The baby mama breastfed her four-month-old munchkin precisely 12 hours after -- wait for it -- doing a line of coke. I'd ask her what she's snorting, but I guess that's pretty obvious.
Former Tucson reporters, Krystin Lisaius and Somchai Lisaius, charged with child abuse #C3N https://t.co/5UOd4iEJ6P pic.twitter.com/r4nISslbci — WEAR ABC 3 (@weartv) June 29, 2016
The mother, Krystin Sorich Lisaius, admitted to doing a line of coke in the bathroom after a party. After breastfeeding the baby the next morning, the kid became “lethargic and very difficult to wake.”
Like the beacon of good parenthood that they were, both parents rushed their kid to the hospital, who requested a blood test. They refused and went to another hospital, who asked for the same. They refused again. The doctors there were able to figure out there was cocaine in the baby's system via a urine sample.
Here's the kicker: the mama thought breastfeeding her baby post-cocaine binge was TOTALLY FINE because “she didn't think the baby would be affected after approximately 12 hours.”
Both mommy and daddy were charged with child abuse, and possession of a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia. Their lawyer is calling it "a hard, embarrassing lesson" to learn, which seems about as much an understatement as calling a tornado "a little wind." Most importantly, the baby is staying with its grandmother, who seems like she's significantly smarter than those two.
Moral of the story: don't be a parent, ever. Also, don't do drugs.