Confused! To be horrified or to be understanding? That is the question.

@webearn99 (1744)
India
April 7, 2012 7:35am CST
A mother of 10, now that is a lot of children, threw a Birthday party for her 5 year old, they had a good time and when the time came to go home, she forgot the birthday girl at Chuck E. Cheese, until the next day. I was wondering whether it was plain stupidity, confusion with numbers or just a mother of 10 really, really tired. The girl is with the social services until the police figure out what went wrong. I'll bet the little girl won't forget either this birthday or the "present" (or the absent??) she got! Home alone revisited!
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@scarl3t (89)
• Greece
7 Apr 12
Oh My God!!! I am shocked, a mother of ten? and why the little girl stay there until the next day? we live in the 2012 there are phones now... I am a mother of one and sometimes I can not handle everything, but I will never never forget him, on the other hand I hear about other moms whom their children have put fire in the house while mom was in the house with them ! how stupid is this? anyway Ive heard worse than that Its both stupidity and the fact that she is a mother of ten, and she is tired, but there is no excuse for forgeting her child, sometimes people dont know where to stop or how to stop.. Its really sad..
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
7 Apr 12
wow ver heard that, but i cant help but think the mother must be sick or have a break down or just plain did not care and is a bad parent who pretends.. becasue im sorry i get my kid ever other weekend and she is 15 and i know when she is in the house and not here.. would you not tuck you child in at bedtime and if you went there would you not got crazy until you found her.. even my 15 year old will babysit my grandbaby and she knows where he is at all times he is never out of her sight.. i know 10 is alot of kids too, but she is not the only one with that many kids and they have nerver left them.. sounds like she may give some kids more attention then the others.. maybe have her favorite picks out of the 10 and neglect the rest.. i dont know i could be wrong ..
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
7 Apr 12
As soon as I had more children than hands, the older ones had to look out for the youngest. AND I ONLY HAD THREE. With 10 kids it would be my guess that this is what happens in her family, then you add in outside kids for a birthday party and it would be easy to miss one. But I must admit missing the birthday girl until the next day is a little hard to accept.
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• India
17 Jul 12
Parenting comes with some very fundamental responsibilities and parents should be very guarded in the way how they go about bringing up their children.Far too many times some parents just throw caution to the wind and do just as they please and they tend to forget that whatever they do to their children can leave countless negative life experiences in the lives of their children.Far too many times children are left with deep wounding scars as a result of unpleasant experiences caused by their parents.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
28 Apr 12
How could she? When one chooses to have 10 kids, she would know the amount of work involved, right? She might have been tired but how can she forget the child till the next day???? I mean, would she realize when returned home and had only her kids to check? With two kids, I'm always keeping tabs. When I was a kindergarten teacher and handling 20 kids, I was always counting and checking during field trips inspite of them of them being good and walking in a line. Yes, it definitely is a birthday the girl is never going to forget. I'm just glad that she is safe and back home now.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
9 Apr 12
There seems to be a rash of forgotten children recently. There was the baby left in his carrier on top of the car and the proverbial child left behind at a rest stop. These children survived. So did the 4 y ear old pre-K student left most of the day in a school bus because neither the bus driver nor the aide checked to make sure all students were off the bus after unloading. What is most sad is that every year here in the US, parents leave their children in a hot car, some accidentally and some purposely because they don't expect to be gone long. Most survive, but some do not.
@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Apr 12
I think I heard this story before on here. I think ten children is a bit much and she certainly could have been over whelmed. People should not have so many kids. My grandmother was one of ten kids. They were dirt poor. I can see loving children but how can you be sure you can take care of and give the best to that many?
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
8 Apr 12
With that many children I would think the mother would do a head count before getting into her car. I can't see any reasonable explanation for leaving a child behind. I agree that having 10 kids is alot but still there is some sense of responsibility on the mother's part. And then not to noticed she was missing until the next day! I hope the investigation explains it was an oversight but still no excuse for leaving a child behind. I mean the birthday girl is 5. She obviously had gifts so I would think she would miss the little one wanting to play with the gifts and make an association such as birthday girl, gifts but no birthday girl. Hoping mom learned from this experience and it won't happen again.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
8 Apr 12
I got seven sons and it really takes a lot to know who's who and where is who, lol! But since it is a special occasion, i think attention is centered on the girl, so the possibility of her being left out should be nil, but then again, mother must be really tired, exhausted and confused.
@vandana7 (66119)
• India
7 Apr 12
I remember Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.. "Captain with seven children? Whats so fearsome about that.."
• Pamplona, Spain
7 Apr 12
Hiya WBE, Wow ten children at a Birthday Party like qq26 says in an effort to please her Daughter she must have become really tired and probably thought she had everyone with her when she went home with them. Having Ten Children is a real handful can you make mistakes once like that I think that you could. We don´t know at all really. Because maybe a couple of the other Children usually took charge of her to look after her as her Mom cannot be in two places at the same time and they could have forgotten all about it with the excitement of the Party. Would say tnat this could happen if the Mom relied on the other elder children to help her out. If I had ten children I would spend my time re checking that they are all there but we are only human and it can happen. How many times have you realized that you have not noticed one of your kids has gone out on his own especially if he is older? Think that is harsh for them to take the Child away from its Mom like that I hope they give her back soon. Any Mom that gives a Party for her five year old is a good Mom. I am not horrified but I would think that this Mom needs more help and rest to be able to cope with all of that especially from the older Children which I imagine she has. She won´t forget her Birthday I suppose but she will still love her Mom because that is what counts after all said and done.xxx
• China
7 Apr 12
To be understanding,please.I think we need to forgive the mom.Every mother love their kids in the word.Imagining the condition of birthday party,the mom make great effort to please others.Why she do it?She only wants to express love to her daughter.Besides,she will handle unexpected situation by herself.No one can help her,All people including the kids enjoy themselves at the party and ingnore her fatigue.But incident like this occur once,everyone accuse her of carelessness.
@pumpkinjam (5774)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 12
I am kind of in two minds about this. Perhaps understanding is called for. This mother is most likely busy and all that with that number of kids. Things get forgotten. I know my sister almost forgot her son on a bus. The operative word there of course being 'almost'. However, on the other hand, leaving a child all night, especially the child whose birthday it was, just seems like extremely bad parenting. I only have 2 kids but if I have taken them both somewhere with me, I check that they are both on the car when we leave!I can't believe that any mother would take so long to return for a lost child. It is all very well saying about the number of children but, if you have that many, you need to be prepared to look after them. Well, I've persuaded myself to lean towards 'horrified'!