Some people should just not have children!

Australia
February 25, 2007 3:21am CST
OK, so my ex and I went out for dinner tonight. We were sitting in the restaurant, when we saw a rather drunk couple with a longneck beer walk by, pushing a pram on the curb outside. As they walked past, the mum would let go of the pram, then catch up with it, and push it off again. They wandered up and back a few times, before sitting down on one of the bus seats. The ex and I were already joking it was probably something that the Department of Community Services should be involved in. Then the mum takes the baby out of the pram and starts mucking around with him. He looks like he's 18 months old. Grabs him by the wrists, and flips him up over her head. on the way down, she lost her grip, and*thud* drops the kid on his head! An accident, to be sure. But audible from within the restaurant! The baby cries, obv iously, but the parents don't seem to be concerned. So the ex goes out to have a look at the child (he's a junior doctor) and pretty much does a neurological exam on the kid on the street. The kid seems ok, as far as can be assessed without equipment. Someone else within the restaurant has called the police by this stage. As the four police cars comr around, the male adult with the mum walks away, leaving the mum to deal with the police. I heard the most ludicrous explanation from the mother about how the accident occurred, and she was having great difficulty giving the police her own details. She'd had a couple of bourbons, half of the longneck, but "I'm not drunk"... Then, as we were walking away, the stupid mother grabbed the kid by the arms, and is swinging him around at shoulder height in circles in front of the police!!!!Someone explain to me why it's illegal for the orvaries to be removed from people like this?!?! *facepalm* The poor kid...
4 responses
• Canada
25 Feb 07
Well some mothers are just so ignorant i mean what a shame to not even be concerned about your kid hes all what you've got.As u mentioned it was an accident,I think she needs to excel her behaviours with her own children by getting help from child social services it would be wonderful if they have lessons in teaching mothers with how to deal with their own children,but iam against taking the kid to child social services for an accident like that.This mother needs help but if she abused the kid then they have the full rights to take the child as an act of abusing.Basically we have no clue that this would happen or not but if we can know the future which wont happen then iam sure it could be legalized to remove ovaries from people like her.
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• Australia
26 Feb 07
I am truly hoping DOCS (Department of Community Services, probably our equivalent of Child Social Services) was contacted. Unfortunately, as we didn't get any details, we couldn't contact DOCS. They can only act on things if they can identify those who are involved! I'm hoping the police, or those at the hospital (if they presented) did something about it! With any luck, they both did, as the more reports made about a particular child lends more weight. I guess the shock was that she thought it was quite acceptable behaviour to swing the child around whilst still drunk, whilst in front of the police! If she found it was acceptable to do that not half an hour after dropping her child, what on earth does she do with the kid at home, behind closed doors?!?!
@darshakk (2142)
• India
25 Feb 07
oh my god..... this should not happen..... i think that the parents or particularly the mun was reacting in such a way as she was drunk!!!!!! and also the man...... but if they were to booz out then why did they take their child out........which creates a very bad and wrong impressio on him....... this is bad,very bad....... NOW WHO SHOULD BE BLAMED IF TODAYS YOUNGER GENERATION IS GOING ON A WRONG PATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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• Australia
26 Feb 07
I totally agree! What sort of behaviour is this little one going to think is acceptable? They are very poor role models, and I can't imagine how he will grow up. As for his siblings (I think she said she had four children. She might have been too inebriated to be certain...) It upsets me that parents like these seem to have kids aplenty, whilst others who are often very capable parents struggle to have children of their own!
@demonoid (69)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I agree that something should have been done about that. Maybe not so far as to have her ovaries taken out. But only for that because a woman's body is her body and no one else's so the law can't really say "Hey, we are taking your ovaries". The police should have contacted social services though. That is not something that one should be doing to their child. Especially a young child like that. And then dropping them and not be concerned for the child. Some people are idiots these days.
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• Australia
26 Feb 07
We don't know if they did, or if they didn't. The ambulance did come, so hopefully, they went to hospital. The nearest hospital is one the ex works at, so hopefully he can find out from the staff if they did end up presenting. We don't know his name, so that makes it a little more challenging. OK, so I was probably overreacting by suggesting we prophylactically remove her ovaries. I just get so angry at poor parenting!!!
@SnIcKasS (1378)
• Israel
25 Feb 07
Yeah, I totaly agree!! I mean, the poor kids.. this is a disaster. It just doesn't make sense, and there's nothing we can do about it :\