I tended to buy the “misunderstanding” story unitl I saw the video of the Mom. She appears to have disfigured herself through excessive tanning. She appears to have extremely, poor judgment when it comes to tanning, so, while it might have been a misunderstanding, it would not suprise me at akk if she put her 5 year old in a tanning booth.
I hope this woman gets the help she needs, because she appears to have a real problem. I am rather disgusted that tanning salons would continue to serve this woman.
Based on what you stated, it seems almost without doubt that is exactly what she did.