All over the internet and on newsstands everywhere, people are talking about Patricia Krentcil,(44) a 'Tannorexic' mother who allegedly put her 5 year old in a tanning bed. The story worsens, with the revelation that the 5 year old had second-degree burns on her body. I'm not sure what is worse, the colour of the woman's skin indicating an addiction to tanning or the actual fact that she would put an under-aged child in a tanning bed!!
"Never in my life would I endanger my child by putting her in a tanning booth. I'm not dumb," she said according to Reuters.
The controversy started on April 24 when the 5 year old's school nurse examined her for a severe sunburn. The child says that she was tanning with her mother, while her mother claims she has spent too much time outdoors.
Either way, wouldn't you take the appropriate measures to cover your child up from the sun?