Bad Mama

December 12, 2007, 9:03 pm
Filed under: Madison, Parenting, Squirt

Patrice Smith was stressed by a fussy baby on Oct. 2 and had a headache that was growing worse, she told police, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.

She was trying to keep her cool, she said, trying to keep her baby’s crying from disturbing her sleeping boyfriend and the neighbors at her North Side apartment. Smith, 22, said she just wanted to take some pain reliever for her worsening headache.

But to quiet her baby, she said, she stuffed a pink baby sock into the mouth of 6-month-old Nataria.

It may be dark out there to me right now, but it isn’t that dark.