A great many of you are now on a witch hunt against the mother of that child. I wonder how many of you have children yourself. I do. She is grown now and a stable and fairly well adjusted human in spite of being raised by a mom like me and I thank God for that every day.
Why do I say a mom like me? Well I was one of those overly protective, attentive, very involved mothers who insisted on knowing what she was up to and why she was getting into. I was so bad that she went to her high school proms with a law enforcement officer on her arm. She didn’t go out at night that she didn’t have at least two such people riding shotgun, hell they were driving. I was that protective of her from day one and I would be today if I could get away with it but now she would have me committed. She could too.
My point? None of you know a damn thing about this mother whose little boy managed to get away from her. She may be the best mom in the world instead of the uncaring reckless idiot you have made her out to be.
Let’s go back to the question I asked before. Do you have children? If you don’t sit down and shut the crap up. If you do then let me ask you how old they are. Can you honestly say that if they are over a certain age, old enough to crawl or walk on their own, that you have never once had them get out of your sight. Can you honestly say that you have never came up on them doing something that might bring them harm or in some way bring harm to someone else? You’ve never lost sight of them in public? I can’t. It didn’t happen but a couple of times but as much as I hate to admit it mine managed to get away from when she was very little. I remember both times clearly. Yes it was only twice but to me it was twice too many. I was not being a bad mom or not paying attention. In both incidents I was with another adult who required my attention for a moment and I looked away for a second and she was gone. The second time she hadn’t gotten far but had hid in a rack of cloths because she thought it would be funny and her two older cousins had instigated it because they wanted to scare the crap out of me and their mother. It worked. The first time it was more serious. I was holding her hand and a friend I was with in a damn book store said something to me and her little hand slipped out of mine and I got her as some woman was getting in a car with her. It happened that quickly.
If you’re wondering if I was really that careful and caring how could it happen then you are worse than me and I feel sorry for your kids but I salute you as well. It isn’t easy to be able to keep a constant eye on your child. I was warned that my daughter would grow up to hate me because I was so tight on her. Well I can’t say we didn’t hit a rough spot when she turned eighteen but it was because I backed off a good bit. Yes it was hard as hell and I hated it but I knew she had to be responsible for herself and that did cause a bit of an issue. She thought I didn’t care anymore. Over time she found out different and today we have a wonderful relationship. She’s still a momma’s girl.
Anyway back to the woman you want to hang. Well if you have been the perfect parent, those of you who aren’t parents stay out of it, then here. Take this stone and start throwing. Go ahead, your perfect remember. Aim for her head because you seem to think she has no heart or if she does you’ve already done all the damage to it you could. Here take it and throw it. I DARE YOU.