Let’s catch up with the most amazing parenting news stories today. Read stories of a cartoonist getting a backlash for anti-vax pieces, a baby locked inside safe of a hotel room, to a mum who killed three sons for husband’s attention.
9. Couple Recreate Iconic Hollywood Movie Scenes with Son
To take away the boredom after settling down in an unfamiliar place, a couple poured out their creative juices — on cardboard boxes!
Lilly and Leon Mackie and their young son, Orson moved from New Zealand to Australia in 2013. Getting bored from babysitting during Saturday nights, the couple, who are self-confessed movie buffs, decided to entertain their baby and themselves by recreating iconic Hollywood movie scenes from their lounge room, giving birth to “The Cardboard Box Office.” Here are some of the scenes they reenacted in a photo shoot.
The couple have now become internet movie stars, attracting thousands of followers on Facebook. “Some of the favourite responses that we’ve got have been emails from people that have said that it just really brings a smile to their face,” Mr Mackie said.
8. Young Girl with Bionic 3D-printed Hand Throws First Pitch at US Baseball Game
Five-year-old Hailey Dawson, who was born with one hand that was not fully formed called Poland Syndrome, was all excited when her mum, Yong Dawson, told her that she would make the ceremonial pitch to mark the opening of the game. In this video uploaded to the Orioles YouTube account, Hailey was seen wearing the signature orange and black outfit of her favourite team, the Baltimore Orioles, as she throws a pitch using her prosthetic hands, a Flexy-Hand 2, a 3D-printed prosthetic hand created by students from the University of Nevada, her mum Yong told MLB.com.
Ms Yong said that she contacted the Orioles’ front office to help fulfill her daughter’s dream, and finally got a call from the organizers of the game. While she was ecstatic with how everything turned out for her daughter, she hopes this will raise awareness about budget prosthetic technology. “Ultimately, the goal is not just to have [Hailey’s] dream come true, but to expose the hand and that people can get this hand and it’s available to anybody. It’s so easy, so cheap,” she said.
7. Mum Pranks Daughter With Jazz Band to End Habit of Waking Up Late
Shelley Kent, from Cumming, Georgia, told the US Today Show that she’s had enough of having a hard time waking up her 10-year-old daughter, Sophie, every morning for school. She asked the help of the radio show, ‘The Bert Show’, who helps parents use drastic measures to wake up their children, to pull off this prank. “The band was incredible. They arrived here around 5.45am. We planned everything downstairs, and I had a loud fan on upstairs to mute any noise. They snuck in very quietly,” she said.
Well, Sophie’s mum ordering the band may be an appropriate choice to wake Sophie up because she just recently joined a marching band.
6. Police Officer Helps Deliver Baby of Couple Caught Overspeeding
The NBC reported that Seattle police officer Anthony Reynolds pulled a black vehicle over around 3.45am on Sunday when he noticed the driver speeding and running red lights. When the car stopped, the man inside the car asked them for help for his wife who was in labour. Mr Reynolds then called an ambulance but the expectant mum couldn’t hold the baby any longer. A few minutes later, the baby girl came out with the help of Mr Reynolds. “With the help of the child’s mother, Officer Reynolds cleared the baby’s airway and got her breathing again,” the Seattle Police Department said in a statement.
The baby and her parents were immediately taken to hospital when emergency services arrived. The couple left the police department a note saying, “You have helped deliver a precious gift. We are so grateful.”