Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What Next?

Oh my goodness!  I just read this, and I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!  I've read a number of articles lately, but this one is the one that broke the camel's back.  I can't be silent any more.  UGH!

I'm a bit disheartened at how messed up society is when infringing on family rights.  There are cases like this, but then, there are cases like this.

I don't want to pass judgment, but I do know the feelings I get when I read each of these cases.  The last one just outrages me, the middle one has me perplexed, and the first one has me shaking my head.  I don't know the whole story, and I don't trust that the media didn't have these feelings in mind when they wrote these articles, but when a child dies and the system fails because "the allegations were determined to be 'unfounded' and the case closed the next month?"  UGH!!!  But then there are these people who sue their mother because she didn't send them a check with their birthday card?!  Oh people.  I hope there's a WHOLE lot more to that case than just not getting money with a card.  Heck!  At least you got a card.  My mom hasn't sent me one in about twelve years now, and darn it, I'm going to have a word with her when I see her again.  How about we learn to be grateful for what we've got?

What are we doing?

When should we step in and when should we butt out?

I'd really love to know your thoughts on this one?  I truly am perplexed.

Am I missing something here?

So, I guess I'm looking at the first case and seeing a pathetic effort at controlling everything--can you imagine if the kids had won this case?  I'm looking at the second case and seeing a woman who was crying out for help.  I think something different besides sending her to jail would have been appropriate.  And, in the third case, I see that someone (actually many someones) failed miserably.

So, I said I wasn't going to be judgmental, but there you go.


Alyson said...

Wow. You know, I'm haunted by my parenting mistakes at times, occasionally they'll wake me up in the middle of the night. And this from a mom who completely loves her children and is glad about and thankful for every one. I sometimes comfort myself by saying, "Well I'm not beating them or anything. I love them so much, I'm just a human who makes mistakes."

So glad to see that I can someday be sued for those mistakes... o_O

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