Originally Posted by Teensy
Fourty years ago women were not even allowed to be jurors in this state. Many people across the world, especially women, are denied all sorts of rights (like to a fair trial) that Americans do have. I just get a little crazy when at least once a month I see a thread about avoiding jury duty.
But the OP's youngest is 3! At that age, my own children are still not used to being cared for by anyone other than dh and me. Even the 5yo is still kind of young for his momma to possibly end up being separated from him for more than just a day or so.
I mean, I realize most cases are handled in one day -- but there's always the possibility that something could go a week or longer. Which, if I were the person on trial, I would appreciate if it meant the court was taking adequate time to consider my case.
But as a parent with small children, I must say I'd have a hard time focusing when I'd be so worried about how my little ones, especially my toddler, were coping when they're used to me being a daily fixture in their lives. Even my 7yo hasn't been separated from me for more than a day, and that length of separation certainly doesn't happen more than rarely.
OP, let us know how it goes!
Shianne, did you end up having to do jury duty even though your baby was so tiny? If so, were you allowed to keep Baby against you in a sling? Or did the court deny him continuous physical contact with his momma's warm body?