Thursday, February 7, 2013

Too many babies in the news.

Today is one of those days where I found myself really questioning our society, as the top three news stories read...

Drunk Dad Charged in Death of 8-Month-Old Daughter

Mpls Police Officer Accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct with Young Girls

Parents Charged with Neglect After Toddler Found in 'Uninhabitable' Home

Is this really happening?! It amazes me that people need to pass a test and have a licence in order to drive a car, but not to become a parent. Unreal. I understand that we all go through struggles in life, and many people need help overcoming their issues... but holy hell! These poor babies. And there are so many children that we never even hear about. So many untold stories. It's incredibly unfair that innocent children have to grow up in "uninhabitable" homes, who suffer from abuse, or don't even have the chance to make it to their first birthday... all because their parents are idiots. There are so many men and women out there (some who are my friends), who unfortunately don't have the ability to have babies. These are the people who would make AMAZING parents, raising children in homes free from abuse and neglect. And these are the people who may never have the chance to have children of their own.

It's just sad. Really sad. I am not a religious person, but I pray for these babies, and hope these "adults" get the help they need, so innocent children don't have to suffer.

End mom rant.

Thanks for listening.


  1. Ugh...I feel the same way. I just want to scoop them up and take care of them.

  2. It's disheartening to read these headlines when there are people like me out there struggling to get pregnant. Breaks my heart.

  3. I struggle whether or not to even turn on the news. On the one hand, I feel I need to be informed of what is happening around me. On the other hand, I'd like to live in blissful ignorance. Having a mother as a detective has made me all-to-aware of who and what is out there among us. I can handle most of it, but when children, the elderly, or vulnerable adults are involved, I become so upset and sad that it deeply affects me and my outlook on the character of the general population.

  4. I agree Sarah, but I feel like I HAVE to watch the news in order to be aware of the "real world". It helps me stay grounded, and make decisions that could actually help these individuals. It's a sad world we live in, but that's the reality, and I hope these "sick" people can find the help they need. No child should ever have to know what abuse is:( Thanks for sharing your thoughts. - Melissa