Monday, September 8, 2008

The best defense

This irks me. Don't read it if you can't stand babies dieing at the hands of their parents.

When did "I'm too drunk to remember" become a valid defense? Especially when it comes to the care of your child. I have been known to have an occassional drink, but as far as drinking around the children goes. Hardly ever. If I am drinking, my husband is not. If my husband is out of town, I am not drinking. There should always be one competent, sober person in the house with children. Don't you think?

4 comments:

Christy said...

I read about this after it happened and it just made me sick. We have had to work so hard for our children, she probably didn't, and she does that to her child. Just sick.

I often wonder why God allows children to be born into these situations, that He knows are going to happen. It's a question I will never have the answer to until I get to Heaven and can ask Him myself, but it will linger in my heart until then.

Bri said...

I heard about this back last year when it happened and I was just sick! Last night my hubby was talking to a friend of his while we were watching football. I caught the tail of end of the conversation where he was saying that some truly horrific and atrocious punishment (I will spare you the details) should be enacted on someone. I jumped on his case and told him to never say that about anyone. He then told me he was talking about this woman and I responded with, “Or her, well yeah then.” Being drunk is more of an insult than an excuse and her eternal remorse is by no means enought punishment.

My BIL and SIL have always taken that approach with their children. One of them must be sober AT ALL TIMES to make decisions and care for their children. AT ALL TIMES! Very important, I think.

hsmomma5 said...

Something similar happened a while back to a baby from our area. SHe didn't die, but is scarred. Not to mention the emotional scarring that even a baby will receive from being treated like this. It makes me sick to my stomach. It.makes.me.angry.

I have heard alot about your blog through a friend of mine but have not had a chance to visit you until now. I am an adoptive mom of five. I look forward to hearing more of what you have to say....

Tiffany said...

OMG!!! I'm with you on the whole drinking thing as well. If hubby is gone out of town. No drinking for this girl. We watch out for each other. With family history, we know our limits. Man that story. Remarkable! I wonder to why this happens.
All over florida I'm hearing all about the little girl that is missing. They have released the mom twice. I'm so frustrated about the whole story. We hear about it everyday. My hearts just crys out for the child.
Keep up the great work at being a mom! You are doing a awesome job, girl.