Army of Mom

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2.15.2006

Disgusting examples of parenting

There are times when I don't feel so guilty for letting my children skip a bath for a day - or even two - when I read stories about parents who obviously don't give a damn. It just floors me.

My children have been known to run around the house sans clothing or just in their undies. They've also been known to scatter every possession they own in the house. Occasionally, dirty clothes find their way into the mix. However, I don't think anyone could ever accuse me - at my worst - of being like the first mom in the police blotter. And, I weep for that child in the second story. Apparently, a dad didn't want to take his child for the weekend and mom hunted him down and gave him to the kid. So, he did want any all-American dad would do - dumped the kid in the Exxon station and left. Good God Almighty, I'm not making it up. Fortunatey for the child, no one opted to take off with the kid at head for Mexico (just about six hours south of us on I-35) or to Oklahomas (only 30 miles north of us on 35). What an awful excuse for a father. I hope that mother severs his parental ties and they throw him in jail. Although I question her leaving the child with him if he cares so little for the kid. No way in hell I leave my babies with someone who has so little regard for their welfare.

Then there was the wandering 2-year-old found by police at 2 a.m. this morning. *shaking my head* I hope that one has a happy ending.

3 Comments:

  • At 12:42 PM, February 15, 2006, Anonymous Mo said…

    No doubt the child abandoned at the gas station would do better in foster care. Sounds like neither parent is fit, or wants him. What a hell of a way to grow up. That poor kid.

     
  • At 5:18 PM, February 15, 2006, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    There are some terrible parents out there (my brother's ex-wife being first on my list-he now has custody), but I am first inclined to give the benefit of a doubt.
    DoF and I left our oldest son at church once. A day when we had to take two cars and each thought the boy was with the other parent. It was a half hour before we realized, and by then the minister and his own son was pulling up in front of our house with our very upset 10 year old, who truly thought he had been abandoned, and we have never able to figure out why he was so anxious over an honest mistake. If that had happened at a gas station....hmmm.
    Then again, the news story says the mother left the child on purpose, which a good mom should never leave her child unattended anywhere.

     
  • At 10:01 AM, February 16, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I just feel so sorry for these kids.

     

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