Mette' - I'm curious about the photo of the prams outside the cafe! Are the babies in them? When I've traveled in Europe there were some countries where it was the custom to leave babies in the prams, which were "parked" by windows so parents inside could watch over them.But, a few years ago, a Eurpoean couple, visiting the "Village" in New York City, left their baby outside in the pram, and they were arrested for "child neglect!" Took some explaining to the judge, but the charges were finally dropped.Talk about customs being different from country to country.
Oh, yes of course there are children in the prams...nobody here would ever take a baby...oh, yes it actually happend in 1967- a women wanted a child so very much that she stole the small infant...and it was a story so unheard of that I know it, although it was many years ago! ((This winter a guy stole a cargo bike in front of a shop...and he didn't know that there were children sleeping in it...and as he found out he returned the children and the bike to the parents feeling very sorry....)).Parents also go shopping with their children outside in the prams...and they can not always see the prams. That's okay...then they will go to the door from time to time to see if the baby still is sleeping . You don't have to watch your child ALL the time...nobody will hurt or take them...but you'll have to check if they wake up...several times I've seen people 'pop into a shop' saying: 'There's a baby crying out here...'...and a mother/father hurries outside.....and people also place the prams with their children sleeping in them outside their houses etc.So all in all Denmark is (still) a safe place in that respect.A Dane (! - oh, dear!) actually left her child outside in a pram in the US...maybe it was the case you're refering to!
Well, sadly, here in the US, a baby would be kidnapped if left unattended - we're simply not civilized in this part of the world .... even more sadly, there are parents who would sell their babies without a second thought ...As I said, the US is just not a civilized country.
That is sad, Ricka....wanting to hurt small children and families as well is so terrible! Only a person with a sick mind would do that!
I love the painting where the women are knitting for the soldiers. Nice one!!!
I adore that painting too...
Atricles about the Danish baby left outside a restaurant in NYhttp://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/s/annette_sorensen/index.html?s=oldest
Thank you, so so much!!!
I object to babies being left outside the way they are in Denmark not because of a fear of abduction, but because it is not that healthy to pile so many layers on kids and leave them unattended. The babies pass out in a stupor and can often be heard weakly wailing for attention. There is a kind of abrupt distance between Danes and their infants, which in some way is considered healthy because the child will be independent from an early age, but in other ways, it is understandable this is viewed as neglect in many other cultures.
Hi! Thanks for your comment! Everyone is allowed to have their own opinion...and every culture has it's ways. But I can see that you've used my photo on your blog without linking to me...and that is NOT ok!
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