The story of this couple in Atlanta that allowed their toddler son to cook to death in the car in the hot Georgian sun is just disgusting me to no end. That they were running web searches for how long it takes animals to die in a closed-off car? That they were searching for tips to survive in prison? That they couldn't act their way out of a box when confronted by cops (him) and coworkers (her)? That he was sexting up to seven different women including a 17-year-old girl while his son cooked?
It's all just disgusting.
There are far too many cases in which this has been happening lately.
Parents killing their kids because they cannot afford them.
Parents killing kids because parenthood is not the rainbow and sunshine affair they expected it to be.
Parents killing kids in divorce cases to keep the other from getting them in a settlement.
I. DON'T. GET. IT!
How can you take out your frustration on an innocent child? How can you think that killing your kid will make life better? How can you think that you are actually that much better than the others who have done it and been caught that you think you won't be caught?
To anyone who may be considering such an action in the future, please, I beg of you, DO NOT DO IT!
Your child did nothing to deserve this.
If you, as a parent or parents, cannot handle parenthood, leave the kid with your significant other or a family member or a friend or a church or whoever and JUST WALK AWAY! It's not the ideal way to do things. And your child may grow up wondering what he or she did to drive you away. But the key is that they will grow up. That child will live.
I cannot imagine a situation in which I would want to hurt Nathan. Sure, he's not always perfect. What child is? There are times I get frustrated when he refuses to go to bed or makes a mess or starts a fuss in public or God only knows what else.
Parenthood is not easy. It's not meant to be. But you deal with it or you find someone else who can.
I don't get it.
Please help me understand.