There is a great divide between parents and childless people on the Internet, but for the most part, they manage to avoid each other in their different Facebook groups and separate Twitter algorithms. Only rarely does one piece of content break through the barriers and give these groups a meeting place. And when they get there, they tear each other apart.
This time, it’s a video shared by Twitter user @CulturedRiffian posted, which they captioned, “When you finally become an adult and have your priorities straight.”
In the very short clip, a grandma holds up a baby who is gently exploring their world by reaching out and grabbing a full wine flute on the table. As grandma realizes the baby is about to tip the glass over she makes a split-second decision and drops that baby right on its butt, saving the precious alcohol:
When you've finally become an adult and have your priorities straight. pic.twitter.com/fSSIX2I6XT
— The Cultured Ruffian (@CulturedRuffian) October 12, 2020
The baby seems to be fine, as far as anyone can tell. It’s not that far to the ground and most new walkers tip over dozens of times a day. The betrayal, however, will last in that baby’s subconscious forever.
It’s possible that not everyone who loved this video has no kids of their own, but the vibe is very “f–k them kids” in the replies:
— Mc_SoMbre (@Mc_sOmbre) October 12, 2020
Lol did he really say that
— youtube/Alonzo (@alonzolerone) October 12, 2020
Raise your hand if your first thought was: she saved most of it! https://t.co/eNw2wSAkgj
— Mario Sevilla (@mariosevilla) October 15, 2020
Me as an aunty https://t.co/fHf0o4oJ1C
— Doireann Garrihy (@DoireannGarrihy) October 13, 2020
For the record, it does take a lot longer to make Champagne than a kid https://t.co/oPWBs81I6k
— Cole Clutter (@Cole_Clutter4) October 14, 2020
There were a few people who defended the woman’s actions from a child safety perspective. If the wine glass dropped, the glass could have broken, endangering the baby far more than a gentle roll down onto the carpet.
In her defense, if she let the glass drop the baby would have fallen on it and got hurt so yes this is responsible parenting
— 🙂 (@saucymaneyo) October 12, 2020
If the glass fell with the baby, it would have broken and the baby would have been hurt. She did I the right thing.
— Musa (@Musmu1203) October 12, 2020
But others suggested that if grandma prioritized the baby, there would have been no contact with glass. Until they crawled over it later, I guess. Glass is awful in carpets:
the baby wasn’t falling until the lady let her go
— Lee (@blessings_mo) October 12, 2020
Baby falling on carpet vs. glass falling…it’s not that deep. The baby fell standing, it’s not as if it was a large distance to fall.
— ’ (@SanaySundar) October 13, 2020
What’s important is that everyone is safe and there’s at least one full glass of wine still on the coffee table.