February 12, 2011 at 3:28 am #1646caseyParticipant
Okay, so this girl is under stress with apparent PPD. But does that make you lose your common sense amd all responsiblity?
We see Chloe seemingly in a pretty good place today, baking cookies. So she A) runs off to leave Parker by himself and leaves the oven on.
Who on earth leaves an infant alone for any reason!
Days is really stretching the believability factor here, even for stupid Chloe.February 12, 2011 at 3:58 am #20858DeeLanParticipant
Can’t say anything about leaving a baby alone as I can’t imagine ever doing that.
Once when newly married I was making homemade applesauce. I had to run to the store for a minute and forgot about the apples cooking on the stove. When I returned the house smelled so good but there was nothing left in the pan. Everything just boiled away leaving the pot shiny and clean looking inside.February 12, 2011 at 5:06 am #2085953tdogsParticipant
in a even seemingly in a good place at all today. Chloe was babbling about being a good mother by making cookies for a three month old? Who does that? And she said the pharmacy was just two minutes away. Wouldn’t matter if it was in the next room or the pharmacy was attached to the garage of Maggies house, you don’t leave a child!!! For any reason. She could have called Maggie, Phillip, Nicole, and a whole host of other people to pick up the prescription for her! This writing is the pitts for this story line! A little reality here folks, oh please, oh please!
I am mad at half of Salem who knows that Chloe is having problems whether or not if she does have postpartum depression, or is just acting more weirdly than she usually does, allows her alone with an infant! Kids should be protected at all costs. Maggie, Daniel, Kate, Mel, Nicole and most of the rest of Salem knows that Chloe is not her "normal" self – and not one has done anything about it. I know they (writers) are just trying to set up the story so Kate and or Mel can get their hands on Parker, but they (writers) could have come up with something else.
At this point, (especially for leaving Parker), I think Chloe should stick her head in the oven and breath deep! Too harsh??? Think about it, it’s all about Chloe, Chloe, Chloe. She was always a bit of a bobble head before but now her head has fallen off onto the friggin’ floor. And nope, I don’t think Chloe beats Stephanie in the sad poor me department, but she’s running a very close second.February 12, 2011 at 10:00 am #20860KseeParticipant
that’s exactly how someone can act with PPD , worse in some cases remember Andrea Yates? she drowned all her kids in the bath tub!
Also, if that’s how Chloe looks on a BAD Day I’ll take it!!!February 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm #20861BonbonParticipant
DeeLan, that’s a hint from Heloise. To clean stains from an aluminum pan, boil apples in it. I’ll bet your’s was really nice and shiny. :o)
I forgot a tea kettle on my stove (electric) and when I found it the bottom had melted and fused to the burner. My mom did the same thing with one of those old Corning Wear coffee pots. I would never have believed that one of those would melt but it did. I frequently forget to turn off the burner when I fry my egg in the morning. Fortunately, it makes little noises when it’s on that I hear while I’m eating. But, that’s old age…I’m sure.
You may remember me telling you about my nephew who had brain damage and short-term memory loss from a motorcycle accident. He was always forgetting and leaving the stove or oven on so his buddies hooked the stove up to a big light above the door so it would be on every time he turned either a burner or oven on and he couldn’t leave the house without seeing it.
But, intentionally leaving your child in the house alone? Uh-uh. I don’t believe that’s because of her PPD. Yes, Andrea Yeats killed her kids but that was intentional. I don’t think Chloe intentionally left Parker in harms way.February 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm #20863SWParticipant
left their kid in the car, forgetting the kid was there. Or, left their kid carrier on top of the car, forgetting they put it there. Turning on the oven, to make cookies, and leaving, I could see but not the part of leaving the baby. She claimed he was sleeping for the first time and if he woke up he’d be screaming BUT, they only showed a happy smiling baby in that whole scene so it didn’t work! I can’t say I’ve been there but maybe someone who has only had to take care of themselves (think about them self), could be totally exhausted after having a baby, not getting enough sleep due to the baby care, losing their husband, and finding out the baby’s father isn’t who she thought him to be. BUT, leaving the baby was really bad and indicates that she needs more help than she’s getting! Kate is also pushing things and do we know that she isn’t drugging her too? I think Maggie should see what’s happening and give Craig/Nancy a call so that one of her parents can help her.February 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm #20870caseyParticipant
as an excuse for leaving a baby. Chloe actually debated for a second on whether to leave him, saying he was asleep and she didn’t want him to fuss if she got him up. And then she reasoned the pharmacy was just a short distance away.
So that train of logic went through her brain.
I’m seeing this escapade as forcing the issue – and quickly – to set up Parker to be removed from his mom.February 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm #20873BonbonParticipant
then the cookies shouldn’t have had time to burn either. Big goof-up, writers.
Not only that, I’ve burned a pan of cookies and they don’t cause that much smoke.February 13, 2011 at 12:59 am #20876trykeryderParticipant
one does not have to pick up an Rx the minute the pharmacy calls. If Parker was asleep, then his ears weren’t hurting him all that much and it could have waited until he woke up on his own. My daughter had ear infections all the time when she was a baby and I waited until she got up from her nap to pick up the Rx.February 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm #20886PattiParticipant
until she decided to leave Parker home alone. No one does that, depression or not. No, I’m afraid Chloe is simply just a bad mother, and whoever posted it before, true. This is not the first time Chloe has been deficient in the mommy department. She could not stand to watch Allie, even for a few minutes. When she did put on a happy face for her, it was simply to fool Lucas into believing that she loved Allie being with them. No, I cannot believe her depression has anything to do with Parker, but all about losing Daniel. I’m just afraid it’s only going to get worse for Parker and for Chloe in the coming weeks. Thank God Parker does have Maggie right now. It amazes me how much Mel and Kate think they can just "take" Parker, as they would have no legal right to take him. That would be strictly up to Philip, and the way he feels about Kate right now, I don’t think she will be the one he would choose, but he may just decide to dangle him like a carrot in front of Melanie hoping she would decide to come back to him and raise Parker if Chloe is deemed incompetent. Sad, all the way around, but if these Salem men can’t keep it zipped, and the women don’t learn to keep their legs crossed, this kind of predicament will continue, and frankly soaps need to find some new avenues of entertainment. The same seven or eight plots or SL’s are getting so damn old. It’s not fun or enjoyment anymore when you can predict what’s in store for any character at any time, from sweeps to sweeps (more like "weeps.")February 15, 2011 at 8:54 pm #2093153tdogsParticipant
answered the door to Phillip, and by the time he’d crossed the threshold, "poof! up in smoke" all gone, and Maggie didn’t even notice anything was burnt when she came home a few minutes later. I want that kind of fan and air freshner!
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