It seems a mom was driving. Fed up with her kids for arguing she kicked them out of the car and hauled ass.
I am so not mad at this lady for this.
But I must say that I don’t agree with everything she did.
According to reports, she left the kids on a busy road and pulled off. Her 12 year old chased after her and got back in the car. Her ten year old had a meltdown that caught the attention of a “Good Samaritan.” The GS took the little girl for ice cream, then to the police. The mom didn’t report her kid missing until the next day and when she went to the police, she was busted for her actions.
How many errors…let me count the ways:
First, the ten year old got ICE CREAM after misbehaving.
Second, how do you NOT know where your kid is? If the Teen isn’t home by 3:23 I’m ready to hop in my car and roll through the streets looking for her.
Third, why didn’t the GS ask the child where she lived and contact the mom? People are always acting on half information.
Is this not a frazzled looking mom?
You know the drill: you get home from work, just made dinner, or SOMETHING that directly benefits your kids. They thank you by arguing over who touched who, who looked at who, who was in whose room.
You tell them to stop. You do the “PC” thing by separating them, talking to them, ask them to consider the other person’s feelings.
Thinking the matter is squashed, you go to do something ELSE that benefits them: fill out a form for school, wash up the dinner dishes, fold the load of laundry you started earlier, and you here the tell tale signs:
I hate you!
No, I HATE YOU.
You have two options, ignore it, or snap.
This Mom snapped.
Time outs aren’t just for kids. Parents need moments when they can just ‘Woosah’ it out. Kids are not yet versed in the idea that when mommy’s eyes are rolling into her head, we might want to leave her alone. Car arguments are the worse. The kids are usually antsy in the car add this to a jerkwad driver who isn’t paying attention and the back log of cars as you try to reach your destinations. It’s a wonder more kids haven’t been dropped off at the side of the road!
Here’s the AP story via YouTube about my new pseudo hero (yes, tongue is firmly planted in cheek)