Sometimes I just get fed up with it all. No, I don’t mean my children. I mean all the awful, lazy, selfish and terrible parents you see out there. I know that I shouldn’t judge, but sometimes it’s just too much. I remember hearing a parent call her 4 month old daughter the B word. It was awful. I didn’t even know what to say to her. Or what about slapping a 5 year old in the face for swearing, when the parent herself swears left and right. What goes through their minds?
Then, I made the mistake of reading some news today. It’s just one terrible act after another. One mother added angel dust to her daughter’s sandwich… what? Another added alcohol to her 5 month old’s bottle… are you kidding? These are recent and not nearly the worst things that some parents do.
If it’s so hard, so difficult, then stop doing more damage. There are dozens and dozens of people who would love to be parents. I know it’s harsh, but just because you can give birth doesn’t mean you are fit to be a parent. It just doesn’t. There are so many times I want to scream at someone and tell them what they have, how blessed they are. So. Many. Times.
Then I calm down a bit and think… we all make mistakes, right? I try to encourage these failing parents, help them along a little. I just needed a little rant today.
I just don’t get it. Why is it that people do these things. Why can’t they see past themselves?