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Mother of the Year Contender

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Mother of the Year Contender

"Wait -- should I not have done that?"

Here’s a strong contender for Mother of the Year:

Montana resident Angela Parenteau, 32, was feeling under the weather and, rather than risk driving under the influence of Tylenol, she wisely let her 12-year-old daughter drive her other three younger children — ages 1, 2 and 4 — to daycare five miles away.

Well, we are talking about Montana.  It’s not like there would be any oncoming traffic during a five-mile trip.

Police were alerted by daycare employees, who saw the young girl drive up.  Probably chugging a latte with one hand, texting with the other — just like 99 percent of licensed drivers.

Parenteau reportedly told police she didn’t want to take the kids herself because she was sick and on medication.  So, obviously, she had no other choice, people!

Parenteau was cited with four counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of allowing an unauthorized minor to operate a motor vehicle.

In Parenteau’s defense, she likely read Teen Vogue‘s article about how “12 is the New 16” and thought her daughter COULD legally drive.  Hell, my grandma heard 80 is the new 21 and wonders why bartenders aren’t carding her.  It really is hard to keep the aging process straight anymore.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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