This is not necessarily a husband bashing thread. I'd be saying this about anyone who did this. Back story: My husband got home from work today and immediately changed clothes and went outside to do a few things before bringing our oldest daughter out with him. This is a normal occurrence, and I thought nothing of it. Pretty soon I hear him come in and call to our daughter, "Come here!" I figured it was the call to bring her outside. I was busy with the baby so I didn't think anything of it until I hear my older daughter scream and run away. Turns out, while he was outside, my husband saw two baby birds running beside him and somehow thought it would be a good idea to pick one up and bring it inside to show our daughter. Problem one: We don't know exactly how our daughter will react. Screaming and running away was just one of many possibilities. Problem two: We have cats who believe they are mighty hunters here in the house. And yes, it did get out of my husband's hand, and yes, one cat tried to get it. Ugh. Problem three: What about the bird's parents? They were looking for it, and even though he put it down where he found it, the little one ran off for some cover and wouldn't come out as the parents were looking. Problem four: What if the parents reject it now? I've heard that some birds do that. I don't know what kind of bird this is, but they're all over around here. I will google and see if I can find out. Now, if he wanted to show our daughter, why not just bring her outside and show her from a safe distance to respect the birds' territory? Then we wouldn't have panicked birds outside, riled up cats inside, and a screaming kid as well. She's fine when she sees things in their natural habitat. He seriously did not think it through.