should have been ALL over the news...yet I only saw it through Mudville Gazette's
This child was found buried alive in Florida after being abducted and possibly assaulted by a 17 year-old guest of her Godmother. Two young girls abducted and found murdered is broadcast everywhere but what about this one who was still alive?
The criminal in this case lived with the girl's Godmother, and the girl just happened to be staying there. The other more recent murder of a child in Florida was committed by an 'ex-boyfriend' of the mother who was also a convicted sex-offender.
This world is dangerous enough without mothers subjecting their children to even more risk by letting men they're dating live with them or worse.
The two missing children in Idaho - the mother and her boyfriend were found murdered and toxicology reports show they were using meth at the time of their murder. This of course does not justify their murder...but...what the hell were they doing drugs with children in the house?
I saw a story last week about a 9-year old girl who saved her mother's life by calling 911 after her mother's ex-boyfriend beat the mother almost to death. THIS POSITION is somewhere a child should not be, ever.
People ask me WHY as a single-mom I don't plan on dating seriously for 8 more years?
My son's safety and well-being are FAR more important than my love life. My love life can wait until he's 18 years old. I mean, I might date before then, but the man will NOT be meeting my son or moving into my house (or me into his). I made the ultimate commitment to my son when I gave birth to him - come hell or high water - I'm his mother and it is my job to raise him safely, healthy and correctly. His absentee father does enough damage to him - I don't need to pile on by going out every weekend and bringing strange men home. I just don't. I just won't. Call me crazy. I don't really care. It's my choice and I think I'm making the right choice for him and for me (for now).
All that love mumbo jumbo can wait 8 more years.
I only get to raise my son the right way - ONCE. I wish other mother's around America would see that and do the same. They are endangering their children's lives by living loosely, doing drugs and letting men abuse them. WHAT ARE THEY TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN?
This past weekend a boy in my son's class was riding his bicycle near our house. My son immediately asked if he could do the same. I told him NO. Not only was the child far from his own house (with NO WAY of his mother to see or know where he was), we live on a busy street and a large hill, and the boy was carelessly flying down the hill onto the street below us.
I told my son no and he accepted it fine.
His friend has free reign in his life. And that's fine for him and his mother. I allowed this child over my house for the first time a few weeks ago. Within one hour of his arrival he used my home computer to look up words on "Ask Jeeves" that my son would not only NOT THINK to look up at his age - he wouldn't dare do it my home computer. I told my son this boy will no longer be coming over our house. He's sneaky. He's mean. He's rude and he knows too much for a 9 year-old boy (because he can do whatever he wants).
My son is a different story. For right now he's only 9 years old. That's the wrong age in my opinion to allow your child to have free reign all over town on his bicycle with no way of knowing where he is AND to let him look up pornography on the computer. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm stupid.
My son gets his bicycle freedom at the park. There's a large lake there and I walk around the lake while he rides ahead of me. If he's out of my sight I need not worry because he will spin around and find me.
The proof that my way is working I discovered at Wal-Mart recently. My son and I went with another mother and her two kids. As soon as we entered the store - those two kids took off. My son stayed with me - didn't even ask to go. The other kid returned and egged my son to go with him clear across the store. My son said simply, "I can't." And that was it. THE MOTHER STOOD SHOCKED. "Wow, that's great that he stays with you."
I wanted to laugh at her. Of course he stays with me. It's MY JOB TO WATCH HIM!