I had a friend who had an article in her blog that talked about her using her baby as a political tool. Those who didn’t know her didn’t appreciate her sense of humor and actually were quite offended that she would take her young baby (who was still nursing and somewhat attached to his mom) with her while explaining Prop 8 to their neighbors. Even though she was joking (her type of sense of humor), there were several who had nothing better to do than to pick on her and make nasty comments.
This week, my kids were playing on the beach while my husband and father-in-law were rowing in the Sound. I looked down and saw this child with a black and white t-shirt that read Obama Baby! He was 5 years old and his parents were using him like a billboard. I couldn’t believe it. We even walked by a booth where they were selling Obama t-shirts, both for kids and adults.
It’s one thing for an adult to wear the shirt, but to dress your child so it reflects your political preference is just wrong – in my opinion.
I think it actually bothered me more than I thought.