Parents everywhere gasped in collective shock last week when word got out that New Jersey mother-of-five Patricia Krentcil let her 6-year-old daughter tan in a tanning bed.
Krentcil's daughter, Anna, told officials at her elementary school that her mother let her tan in a bed when the fair-skinned little girl showed up to school with a sunburn.
Krentcil, who readily admits to tanning on a regular basis and who sports a dark bronze hue, says the child's sunburn was the result of playtime outside, not time in a tanning bed. She does admit to bringing the kindergartner with her when she tanned.
"I’d never endanger her life by putting her under the ultraviolet light," she insisted to a reporter at NJ.com.
Krentcil has pleaded not guilty to a second degree child endangerment charge.
What would you do? If you tanned in a tanning bed, would you allow your child to accompany you into the booth while you did? Tell us in the comments.