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Stupid Parents. I saved a life.

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 29, 2012, 9:38 PM
Parents...are you listening? No? Well sit down and pay attention. PAY. ATTENTION. TO. YOUR. KIDS.  I swear, parents should be forced to pass some sort of competency test before they're allowed to procreate. I'm not usually one to rant, but today I saw a parent being stupid - and luckily for her - I was paying more attention to her kid than she was, because I saved his 2 year old life.  So here's the story: I was sitting around at McDonald's, eating a quick dinner because I am wayyyyy too tired lately  (I fell asleep at 6 pm yesterday... seriously.. for an insomniac, that's unheard of) due to illness to bother with cooking. Anyways - there were these two Army women sitting at this little table with a 2-year old still-in-pampers little boy with them. They were gabbing it up - letting this little kid roam all over the place. I first noticed him when he was opening the cupboards under the condiment stand, messing with all the little under-the-counter stuff that McDonald's doesn't really want their customers to see. I sort of shot a glare at his mother (not that she noticed) because what sort of parent doesn't say a word when their kid is fiddling with obviously off-limits stuff?

Whatever - So this lil blonde-haired toddler toddles his way past my table - far away from his mother who is paying absolutely no attention - and makes his way OUTSIDE to this little enclosed fenced area.  He was safe there, but it took his mother a minute to realize he was gone.  She brought him back in, and sat down to chat.  Not five minutes later, he was out there again. She gave up, and she and her friend went to sit at the "bar" overlooking I guess what you'd call "the patio". I thought "good for her - she's finally gunna keep an eye on him".

No. No she didn't. 10 minutes later, the little boy (who I was watching and giggling at on his little adventure) came back in, and immediately went for the second door.  At this point it took him all of three seconds to open the other outside door, and pointedly step into the drive through lane - right in front of a truck.  The truckdriver saw him, and freaked out, but I immediately jumped up to stop him - and very loudly, yell at his mother. She freaked out and ran over  to grab up her kid - who was on his way to the highway as far as he was concerned. The little boy was just fine but the stupidity of that mother makes me want to slap her. At least she was grateful - she did stop by my table to thank me.

If you have kids - watch them. I don't care where you are, or what you're doing.. you should know where your kids are, and what they're doing. Be a responsible parent. Your conversation with your best friend isn't so important. What are you going to do when your kid gets killed in a mc donald's drive-thru? How are you going to explain to your family that you were too busy gossiping to notice your toddler left the building?

  • Listening to: Age of Oppression - Malukah
  • Reading: Within Abandon
  • Watching: Primevil
  • Playing: Minecraft/Skyrim/SWTOR/Witcher 2/Kingdom of Amalur
  • Eating: Sour Patch Kids
  • Drinking: Apple Juice.
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somebodyoranybody Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
On the one hand it is really sad, but on the other hand, who knows when she last had the chance to meet with a friend and just talk. Good job, reacting so quick though!
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PegasusFantasy2000 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's really sad when other people pay more attention to a kid than the child's parents do...

You deserve a medal for saving that kid. And the mother needs a wake-up slap or something. :/
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^ and I agree - I don't understand how someone could not notice that they're kid is wandering off. Maybe it's because I spend so much time around kids (I volunteered at the local elementary school and girl scouts for a few years) but when I see a kid nearby, even if it isn't mine, I watch to make sure they're okay.
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BlkFlamez Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow how irresponsible!!! Makes me angry that some people care more about gossip and drama than the life/safety of their children. I am glad you kept an open eye out. That could have easily been another sad story on the news.
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
me too -_- I can't understand how anyone could be that irresponsible.
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BlkFlamez Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its very sad.
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Fredthecow Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh gosh D: Glad you were there to save that kid
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
me too!
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IbreeI Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the feeling I have always been really careful when children are around.
Especially when there’s water, I have saved about 3 children from drowning just at the local pool.

One 2-3 year old was grasping onto the edge of the 4 meter deep pool, I saw him there and swam over asking the clearly tired and exhausted little boy if he was ok, he didn’t even get to answer me and went under sinking half way till I dived under the water and pulled him up, then swam dragging the poor little kid in tears and coughing out of the pool, the mother didn’t even see it.. she was to busy chatting that she didnt see her child walk the distance of a 50 meter pool, she didn’t see the toddler jump or fall into the water and she didnt see him clinging to the side of the pool for whatever length of time the little one had been holding on for.. she was to busy chatting or assuming that it was the lifeguards job to babysit her kid.. needless to say I wasn’t impressed when I walked her poor crying child back
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank god you were there! parents like that really make me want to scream -_- people like that don't deserve to have children!
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StrongWind876 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*headdesk*
I have the same problem, the anger with other parents about not watching their kids. I was at the park one day for a walk and, literally, I was blissful! And yet, these two brothers come down and the older one starts slapping and beating up the younger. It went on for a few moments before I felt a rage to tell the older one off. But, I knew it wasn't my place ( because it really wasn't that bad, just the way an older treats a younger, I s'pose, hard to explain) so I left because the wails were just getting to me. Grr.
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol i stop fights like that in front of the local elementary school while i'm volunteering -_- the parents just stand around and don't do anything
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StrongWind876 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! Horrible. I can't believe anyone would let their kid roam around like that prone to so much danger!
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RAWRItzKat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Parents these days...

I mean... seriously? They can be so irresponsible and it sickens me ._.
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
agreed -__-
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amaira515 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I've been saying that about there needing to be some kind of parenting test for years. We make people get certified for much less important things. I worked at Payless for over a year and I cannot even count the number of times that parents have just let there kids run wild in there. Usually I managed to stop them before anything happened but not always. Better times we just ended up with broken jewelry from them messing with it worse times bonked heads and lots of crying. Luckily our doors are pretty heavy for little kids so we get there before they can manage getting them open.

Once we had this mom who brought in her obviously really sick child shoe shopping. When they were checking out the poor girl throw-up all over our floor. The mom preceded to look around at more accessories while getting annoyed at us, while we were trying to get the mess up, for not having the "proper" supplies for cleaning up her child's vomit. I just wanted to say, "are you nuts?? Your kid is sick get the poor girl home right now and stop shopping for crap!" Not to mention she was a b*tch to us the whole time and acted like somehow it was all our fault and our problem.
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yeah i stole it but still, irresponsible people should not be parents. ones talking is not more important than your child. I would have said "Hey, do you want me to watch your kid, since you obviously cant do it? Well, screw off. Do your damn job and act like a mother." I cant stand people like that. It wont kill you to hold on to your child. Shes a damn idiot.
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horouka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
And it's worse when the 'mother' starts scolding you only to not look so irresponsible. It makes me want to insult her.
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Vega-Three Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
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I see WAY too many stupid/rude/pushover/uncaring parents with bratty kids doing publically inappropriate conduct or poor conduct in general or even as you gave an example of. It's like.... where did common sense go and when did it leave the human race (mostly) in the dust?! Too bad we can't invent a plague to kill only morons.
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Zero-Messiah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Not to disrespect your feelings, but inventing a plague that only kills morons would wipe out the entire human species. We are all morons, on some level, and even the genius has moments of obfuscating stupidity. Even if we assumed that there would be people left behind after the plague (smart, non-morons), that essentially makes them the remaining humans... they would all be monsters. Genocide on any level is unacceptable.
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Vega-Three Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I can totally respect what you're saying; you're not disrespecting me here. Disrespecting me would be cussing me out or being rude. Only evil nature speaks in this regard. Sometimes one simply gets so fed up with these types of people you wish you could simply leave them in the forest for the beasties or toss 'em all onto their own island for a while! I don't always think before I type what I am thinking, haha. Riding on emotional winds of the soapbox as it were. It's not a viable solution by any means because as you said, we all have our derpy moments. I just wish there was a way to make people "wake up" to what they are doing wrong, how they are harming their children/others by not even being considerate or what have you. I'm not sure this is so much a stupidity issue as it is something else... It's more like people purposefully act careless or stupid? Like they don't want to bother with a life? I can't really describe it. Part of me wishes it was legal to simply remove the abused from situations without a bunch of paperwork, to protect them from their careless parents. In a perfect world, that might work and I know it doesn't here. But I wish that it could. But now I'm rambling on it would seem. I hope something in there made sense. I guess my message is: why can't we all care MORE for each other and be kinder and smarter about some things? Is it really so tough?
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Zero-Messiah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Don't worry, you made sense.

There is a way of helping people realize what they are doing 'wrong'; by being better and showing them what is 'right'. I think I said it to another person in this comment thread, but as much as we want people to be better parents, you can't "force" knowledge and better parenting skills into them, nor can you just take their child away from them; we simply don't have that right (it might make things worse), and they have to "want" to be better parents.

The only way they are going to want to be better is if they've seen a "better parent" and realize "hey, maybe I'm not such a good parent. I should improve".

So to your question; "why can't we all care more for each other and be kinder and smarter about some things?"

Because this world is made up of individuals, who make their own decisions based on their own reasons. But you, the journal writer, and many of the people who posted in this journal are living examples, no?

You're all people who cared more for each other (journal writer cared more for someone else's child than their child's parent)and were kind enough to help; in a sense, if you wanted people who care for others and are kinder and smarter about some things, you got it. These people exist, and people like yourself are living proof.

If by being a better person abd looking out for other parents, we also show them that "this is what you should strive to be", everybody wins here. The child gets a better parent, the parent has some direction of how they should continue their parenting, and you walk away knowing you've helped someone out. Because of good people like the journal writer and the many people who share the writer's feelings, a mother didn't have to live with the guilt of losing her child, a child didn't have to die before he could really live his life, and a driver didn't have to live with having run over a kid.

We already exist; now we just need to be bright enough of an example to help other people find their ways.

Hope that made sense. ^_^"
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Vega-Three Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Made perfect sense! You're completely right. I guess sometimes it seems as if the "good guys" aren't getting through to those other groups and I guess you can't save everyone from that realm. I think if the media were to show more positive things it could maybe brighten things up, make people go "hey, I should try to be like that person!" and give something to others.

You are nothing without your peers, and I feel as if America has sorta lost touch with that notion. We've always been about climbing ladders and being number one, no question to it, but now that we've got equality pretty much across the board in terms of basic rights, is that classical work ethic still feasible or does it need a bit of exploration and tweaking done? Should we merely turn our backs on anyone "lesser" than us or should we help them more? When you look at it, it's a really tough question to answer but I think we do need to help the less fortunate more than we do now... But that's a different topic than what we've got here though it ties into compassion and caring and such. The themes carry over quite well from one scenario to the next.
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NicoleMeAtParamore Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Writer
some people just shouldnt breed.
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Niksche Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank goodness you were there!
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aiedail-guardian Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're a hero. :worship:
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BakaInu693 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist
I hate those parents.
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Projectz-L Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man,,,i hate mothers like that....
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sailorangel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeeeezzuz. As a mother of a 4 year old and an almost 2 year old, I have to say, there's no way I can carry a straight conversation with out having to stop ever five seconds to say 'honey, don't touch that, sweetie, sit still and eat your luch. Stop bothering your sister, stay in your seat or stay close to mummy, stay where mummy can see you etc. etc.' my entire family and friends are pretty used to having to interupt and pause whatever we're saying or doing so I can pay attention to my kids, it's standard procedure. :/ I agree on the competency test for parents, I mean, you need a licence to drive a car right?
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sisila1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i know right i hate mothers like that
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jessypet92 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's just insane, I hate it when parents do that sort of thing.
I'm totally with you on the test thing! It should excist!
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DeadFeesh24 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm with you 110%. Ugh, once this mother let her kid drown in a pool with no life guard, and when I went and grabbed the kid and got him out, the mom yelled at me for interfering. She said that it was his fault because he wasn't allowed to go in the water. (Only his brother and sister.)
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Lethera Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, awesome. :D
And that is why some people shouldn't be allowed to have children...especially if they don't know how to take care of them. I've heard of people with baby backpacks on their back and sitting down, squashing the poor child. Yeah. Some parents just suck at raising kids.
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CaitlinSuarez Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
OMG, go you =DarlingMionette!!
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Zero-Messiah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
The thing is that a competency test prior to procreating wouldn't work. Who would set the rules, and define a competent parent? More importantly, how would it affect the people who have accidental kids? Having children is a complicated and serious matter, but because of how there are many styles of parenting (and even more types of parents)it simply isn't feasible to have any sort of standardized "good parent" conduct.

Also, how would this affect the people who simply wanted sex? Does it mean only competant parents can have sex? A rule that decides who can have children and who can't is impossible to enforce. Also, competency is not fixed; a competent parent may become incompetent later on; likewise, sometimes it takes near-accidents like the one you prevented to turn an incompetent parent into a competent one.

It is a fact of life that people will always make mistake, and parents will fall short of being the best for their child. This might make you angry and lose faith in parents and humanity, until you realize that it is people like you that give the rest of us hope. It is through people like you that parents may realize they aren't being good enough or attentive enough to their child. It would have infinitely been better for the parent to have realized this from NEARLY losing her child as opposed to actually losing her child.

Sorry for the wall of text, I'll sum it up.

Basically; don't get too mad at the parents, and take pride in the fact that people like you exist so as to cover for their failings.

Good job.
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sailorangel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think if you get pregnant (wanting to or not) if you decide to keep the child then in the nine months up to the birth you are required to take courses, basic first aid, child-proofing your house, safety and care, what to expect with children ages 0-5 etc. The courses should be as mandatory as possible (ie. if you want the medical care you take the course) THEN if parents miss courses or don't do very well in them they are put in a data-base for social services to check-in a little more often to make sure that needs are being met and there's a certain level of responsibility - if the child appears to be doing well the visits get less and less and eventually drop of, if not the visits increase until action has to be taken. I know it's not a perfect system and lord knows there are no perfect parents, speaking as a mother of two who wanted children from the day I found out I could have them and AND has had one emergency room trip because I thought my son had drank battery acid while I was standing with my back turned for a second (turns out it wasn't and he was fine but talk about near-miss!) I just think there should be some kind of accountability, if you think your responsible enough to have sex then you need to be responsible for the (possible) end result. :)
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Zero-Messiah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
The thing is that as much accountability as we would like the world to have, that's not something that naturally exists. For example, if the child actually got hit by a truck in a drive through, who would be "accountable"? The parent, for not watching her child? The driver, for not paying attention? Mcdonalds, for not making it harder for kids to get out? Who do we punish here? The parent who lost her child? The driver who ran the child over? Or the staff of the premises? They each have their own faults; you simply cannot point at any one single individual and say "this is all your fault", because it implies that that person's decision and that person alone decided the fate of the child.

As for being "required" to take courses; think about this; imagine if it was an honor student who had a huge life ahead of her. She gets pregnant by accident, and having to take all these courses, put as much effort into showing she is competant enough to raise her child, she pretty much has to drop everything else that she is doing. She's not going to go on to graduate magna cum laude, while she's spending her afternoons learning how to provide for her child (which the best answer is to actually finish schooling so you can have a decent resume to get a job that pays enoughto feed said child). Sure, she could be "selfish", and let her child go to someone else, and move on with their life, but many girls choose to keep the child because it's their child, and they have no right to take the life of a child away.

Then there's the whole "love" issue. Should the child be taken away and given to another family who can provide much more than a highschool girl? Are we to completely disregard the feelings of the parent? What if she loves her child so much, but is simply unable to provide for her child? The child gets taken away from her, and the girl remains a wreck.

In fact, imagine if she took all those courses, choosing to sacrifice her future for the sake of her child, and then turns out; it's not enough, and she's not enough, and it's clear that child services don't think she's good enough, no matter how much she loves her child. So they take the child away, and the girl loses the chance to be a mother, as well as the chance to have her "old life" back.

What gives any of us the right to decide who keeps their child, and who doesn't?

There is no such thing as learning how to be a good parent. But the thing is, there are such things as learning what to avoid to be a bad parent. Taking a strict course, clocking in your studies 9 to 5 and researching methods of parenting day in and out does not make you a good parent.

Ultimately, it really depends on what you define a good parent.

Is a good parent one that observes everything their child does? No parent knows what their child is doing 24-7.
Is a good parent one that makes their child happy? It's easy to keep a child happy; give him what he wants. You'll spoil him, but he'll be happy.
Is a good parent one that disciplines their child? A child that's disciplined knows there are boundaries; that same child might also accept that violence to achieve a goal is acceptable.

And let's be realistic, when you're about to have sex, it's a moment of passion. It's not something you ask yourself "am I responsible enough for this?". People don't always ease into sex; sometimes all it takes is a cute boy who's rough and direct (and stupid), and a brilliant girl who's in love with him. It shouldn't have to be stated that love makes people do strange things.

Anyways, I'm ranting way more than I should, and I don't want to stretch this page too much. It's just my opinion. Don't work too hard to try and change it.
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sailorangel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah you are much more eloquent and well thought then I am, you are of course right, I guess I just wish there was a way to make it easier for children to grow up happy and fulfilled in all aspects, neglect is one of the harshest things to deal with as a child, especially when your not even old enough to know that that's what it is. I know a 'government-run course' is not actually the answer, but sometimes I feel like trying to rid some of the ignorance that we see (read some of the other comments on this journal) may help some families, some of the time. :/
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Zero-Messiah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments; it's understandable how you feel that way (many people do, and sometimes, so do I). However, I'd like to point out that maybe you're not aware of it, but you have already rid some of the ignorance that we see day to day; you have rid yourself of your own ignorance. The fact that you know all this (that not all parents are good parents, and neglectful parents are certainly not good parents) is knowledge that you will one day apply to your own family and children, whenever that happens.

Basically, there will always be bad or misguided parents. Rather than get mad at them (or try to force them to learn), just let them inspire us to be better parents and better people. And that itself, will possibly inspire them to quit being bad parents.

Case example, the journal writer. They saw a bad parent neglect their child, got mad, and saved the child from being road kill. By witnessing what we consider bad, and doing the opposite, we do good. And by doing good, we help bad parents realize they can be better.

That's how you "Get rid of the ignorance" of bad parents; by being the shining example for them to aspire to.

Hope that helps you out.
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sailorangel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I hope I can pass it on to my kids - I have a four year old son and a two year old daughter. You're right, inspiration and leading by example is the best way to rid the world of ignorance. ^^ Thank you for your example. :heart:
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The competency test could be created by Child Protective Services, since they seem to be the all-knowing gods of "How To Raise A Child". :shrug:

People can have sex without having children. It's called birth control, be it condoms or pills or contraceptives. To me, it's pretty simple: if you can't handle the consequences or take responsibility for your actions, don't do it. :paranoid:

Yes, people will make mistakes, but I still don't see how it's an excuse to let your child run around with essentially no supervision on your part. If you take a child into public, you keep a hawk's eye on that child, because you never know what will happen.
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sympatheticghost Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Artist
Couldn't this be considered a child neglect case? What a dumb mother. At least I know for a fact I don't want children because I don't want to take care of someone else, but I'd pay more attention to him then she would. Whenever my little cousin comes over I'm always on the alert to make sure he doesn't get hurt. Not saying my sister is an awful mother, but I guess it's just an instinct kind of thing. Anyway glad this all turned out well and their wasn't a dead boy on the highway because of an un intentive mother.
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Raineve Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good for you and I totally agree, I know someone just like this...and she wants more kids after having 4 already because she LOVES babies....when they grow outta the baby phase she doesn't give 2 shits about em anymore!
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obsessedkitten Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm completely with you. Some parents are just terrible and shouldn't be allowed to have children.
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jasonmg1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the same complaint about a lot of other parents. I was working at an art store a a woman came in and was shopping for about a half hour. Suddenly two guy runin the store with a toddler. The woman had left her kid in the car and he had released the emergency brake. The men had stopped when her car rolled back into traffic and almost hit them. They pushed the car back into the parking lot and brought the kid into the store. When they told her what had happened she told them to mind their own business and got irrate. It really pissed me off. I told her to get the Hell out of my store.
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AlexPoser Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
That's terrible! I get irritated when I see parents walking down the street with their kids stumbling like 3/4 of a block behind them, but that's just insanity. It's a good thing you were there to help or... eh... rather not think on that. Oh how I wish there was a competency test for parents ._. My aunt let her 2 year old get onto the roof once before she found him. The roof! Apparently he was tossing toys out of the window (which I have no idea why it was open that wide when he was alone in there) onto the roof bit, and when he ran out of toys tried to retrieve them himself. My sister and I happened to be wandering past and heard "Hi Anna" and oh my heart stopped, sped up, and slowed down at the same time. We got him in to find out that his mother wasn't home. It was literally JUST the baby. Doors unlocked, window open, and a 2 year old. /)_-
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bonoh2o Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are waaaaaaaaay too many stupid people procreating. It happens here all the time. I remember years ago when I went to UNM, I went to the laundromat and saw these girls dressed up to the nines and they all had like 5-8 kids with them and some of them. One of the girls was busy "flirting" with some guy that she didn't realize that her little 3 year old kid had somehow opened the door and gotten outside and started walking toward a busy intersection. When I saw the kid, I yelled and other people started running except for the mom. Someone who was closest to the kid saved him from walking on the street and she just stood there, bored out of her mind and said, "Oh, thanks, I guess." THEN she turns around and keeps flirting with the guy and the man that grabbed the kid brought him in, took him to her and she didn't even blink...just kept on flirting and kept ignoring the kid. Everyone was pissed off at her...
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ToomasKedrov Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I love you hahaa :D
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