To Laugh Or To Cry, That Is The Question

Now that my computer is back, I can return to all manner of er, um research.  Today I stumbled across this on CNN.com and honestly didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.  It might be one of THE most bizarre things I’ve ever read or seen (as is evidenced in the video).  And if it wasn’t on CNN, I would have assumed it was just some CG created film.  But I really don’t think so.

This is a story from Indonesia about a smoking toddler.  You read that right.  This is a story about a toddler who smokes around 40 cigarettes per day.

No, I’m not kidding.  See for yourself.

I couldn’t embed the CNN video, but be sure to watch the video on that link too.  The exasperated mother, through a translator, says she just doesn’t know how she’s going to help him quit.

I’m no child rearing expert but I’ve got a little suggestion.  Considering the average 2-year-old is about 34 inches tall, putting his cigs on the top shelf should solve the problem.  While it might piss him off, I’m just guessing he’ll be down to the few he finds on the floor in no time.