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2-year-old mistakenly sips white Russian at Boston eatery

Posted by on May. 3, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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2-year-old mistakenly sips white Russian at Boston eatery
He's no tea toddler

By Laurel J. Sweet  |   Monday, May 3, 2010  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Local Coverage

Got milk?

South Boston toddler Jadm Moschella apparently thought he'd hit the motherload Saturday night when, while out to dinner with his parents and stepsister, he reached for a glass and began drinking - a white Russian intended for his dad!

"It's white and he thought it was milk. He took one sip and started gagging," said 2-year-old Jadm's outraged mother, Jessica Smith, 22, who immediately called police from her table at the Rainbow Dragon restaurant on West Broadway.

"I was so scared," she told the Herald. "I grabbed it out of his hand. Jeez. Try to get dinner and it's a crime scene."

Smith said Jadm's father, Albert Moschella, 35, had ordered the potent potion of vodka, cream and coffee liquer, while his daughter was waiting on a Sprite and Smith, a fruity sex on the beach cocktail.

Liang Hu, a manager at Rainbow Dragon, said the family's waiter placed all the beverages in the center of the table and later apologized for the mixup.

"The kids' parents ordered the drinks. Our waiter made the drinks. The waiter put the drinks on the table. The parents didn't watch the kids," Hu charged.

Smith acknowledged the waiter's mea culpa, but said, "My son just drank alcohol. Sorry's not going to cover it. I said to him, ‘Did you card my 2-year-old tonight?' "

Smith accepted responsibility for parental distractions as she said the drinks were served while she was gathering up the menus to give their food order. She said Moschella was reading his horoscope to his daughter from a placemat.

Paramedics responded to the eatery and determined Jadm was fine, and a grateful Smith said her son, seemingly bored with his Big Burst juice box, never acted tipsy.

"He's a smart 2-year-old," she said. "We go (to Rainbow Dragon) all the time, but I'll never go back."

Boston police spokesman officer Joe Zanoli said the incident appeared to have been an accident that fortunately ended well.

"The preliminary investigation does not show any wrongdoing by the establishment," Zanoli said. "We will look into any potential violations. If any are found, a licensed premise violation may be issued at a later date."

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1251906

by on May. 3, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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ToraMay
by on May. 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

 That's messed up.

Jenny301
by on May. 3, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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I'm with the manager.  It's the parents' fault.

JADIEBUG
by on May. 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Me too.

Quoting Jenny301:

I'm with the manager.  It's the parents' fault.


ShadowLark
by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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STUPID parents!  And I LOVE how they're trying to blame the RESTAURANT!  As IF!  Here's a concept - if you're ordering alcohol, PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR KID when the waitier brings the drinks to the table!

hautemama83
by Nichole on May. 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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 WOW! First maybe they should be watching their kids, secondly she actually called the cops for the kids taking a sip of a white russian. SMH What a bunch of morons.....seriously

mrs.sgt
by on May. 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM

I did that once with what I thought was tea, turned out to be whiskey & water, but I was about 9.  Calling the cops bc you're not watching your kid is dumb though.

marshsmom
by on May. 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM

It's ridiculous of the mother to blame the waiter or the establishment for this.  I mean honestly, watch your kids, especially when you KNOW you've ordered alcoholic beverages.  Good greif, she should be ashamed of herself for trying to blame someone else.  I bet she's a real bitch.

CariO.
by on May. 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM

The mom's blaming the restaurant?  What an idiot.

aj23
by Gold Member on May. 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Why did she call the police? That's crazy, if the parents ordered the drinks it's their responsibility to watch their kids and make sure that they don't drink them.

ejedwards00
by on May. 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM

 really? your not gonna be paying full attention to your kid while you know there are alcoholic beverages around?..its the parents fault

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