Sippy Cuppin Away Again In Margaritaville

Child Abuse
Mom shares Margarita

Lynn woman accused of giving margarita to toddler

SALEM, Mass. — A Lynn woman was arrested after allegedly letting her 2-year-old daughter drink from a glass of margarita and pouring some of the cocktail into the child’s sippy cup, officials said.

Sheldy Nelson, 41, pleading not guilty at her arraignment in Salem District Court Thursday to charges of reckless endangerment of a child and providing liquor to a person under 21, said Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex district attorney’s office.

Bail was set at $1,000 and Nelson was ordered to remain alcohol free, submit to random screenings, and abide by the orders of the Department of Children and Families, the state’s child protection agency, Monahan said.

The incident allegedly occurred in August at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites, said police Lieutenant Marc Berube.

A hotel employee saw Nelson order a margarita and allegedly share some with her toddler and pour it into the girl’s cup, Berube said. When the employee asked her to stop, Nelson said she was only trying to get ice into her daughter’s cup.

Both mother and daughter needed medical attention and were taken to a hospital, Berube said. He would not say what made them ill.

The Department of Children and Families took custody of the daughter in August and she remains in state custody, the agency said.

7 thoughts on “Sippy Cuppin Away Again In Margaritaville”

  1. I would love to say this was rare and uncommon, but I have seen it before, alcohol, pot, dugs given to toddlers rather than attention and love. With my own grandsons close I will say nothing has more energy than a 3 year old and 1 year old. A good reason to have a dog! and I’ve seen people who give beer to those too!

      1. Thanks a lot Preacher, but I done made up my mind, (pst-pst alan, come here….) OH No Alan, I sware that $20 bill fell out of your pocket, but as I was saying, you know Bunny, shes always a working, and a doing, she deserves another award….

    1. It’s all greek to me….
      I really think, considering Our Children are the subject, and the only reason for this soapbox of Ours, it would do no good and can only lead to folly if I give the reply which I know to be true, so to follow Our Own Rules of engagement and not digress, Here is my reply although I choose to include 3 other words.
      Alan, love was not one word before this language was born, it was at least 4: AGAPE, EROS, PHILIA, and STORGE.
      Very few people in the whole history of all mankind, I believe, have ever experienced AGAPE, unconditional love.
      It is possible that the only love a great percentage of those alive today have ever experienced is EROS. Although with the love of only one’s own self so evident, do you think it possible that through the birth of recombinant DNA another love was artificially created????
      OR, in fact, there was a 5th love all along, and the definition is the definition of 2 different words added together: NARCISSISM + HEDONISM….
      The other words I can’t help but list are, and since they really shouldn’t be included, I’ll not even check their spelling: Pharmakos, Pharmakaia, and Pharmakon
      Don’t waste your time looking them up, in no particular order: pharmicist, illicit drugs, and…. sorcerer

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