Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Baby snatching epidemic in the US

When we our kids were born in the US, I remember the elaborate security measures that they took to prevent any possibility of our baby being taken from us. Special bracelets were installed that would automatically set off alarms, close airlocks, release the hounds, SWAT teams, etc.

It's good to know that the zeal for protecting babies has reduced the chance of having your baby stolen from 1 in 400,000 (5 times less likely than being killed by lightning, which is the gold standard for unlikely events) to less than 1 in 1,000,000.

I'm sure that in Spain, the watchful eye of grandmother would prevent any harm from coming to the baby. (Except perhaps death from overheating by having too many blankets)


Josh said...

What is the deal with the thermal obsession of most of the iaias around here? Do they actually expect me to bundle my kid up like Nanook of the North? Do they really not think that I'm a competent judge of weather conditions?

santcugat said...

Apparently the answer is no. The last week I had to go into the kids rooms every time after grandma had said good night and turn down the thermostat. The weird thing was that by the morning the thermostat was back to its grandma setting. I have a sneaky iaia.

Jeremy Holland said...

funny and here I thought it was just my suegra with the cold obsession.