How Can a Parent Be So Irresponsible?

Posted: January 17, 2011 in Rants and Raves
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Well, in the midst of dealing with my husband’s problems and the bullshit from his ex-wife more drama begins to unfold. As I stated before, we know that my step-son may have borderline personality disorder. We have an appointment set up with a psychiatrist for an evaluation. Today he gave my daughter a black eye and I also had a talk with his teacher about his behaviors in school. He has serious issues getting along with others. He instigates fights and then tries to get the other children in trouble. According to his previous school, he was having the same issues there and the issues were addressed with his mother, who did nothing about them. From what I understand, he should have been evaluated a long time ago.

So, after talking with social workers and teachers and my family, it was decided that before the kids go to visit their mother in Utah she should take a parenting class. My husband also wants her to take an alcohol awareness class due to her drinking issues. Unfortunately, she doesn’t want to.

What pisses me off is that this woman really doesn’t care how her actions affect her kids. How can a parent completely ignore the fact that her son needs help? How can a mother put her own needs before the emotional well-being of her children? It’s sick and it’s wrong. This woman needs help. There is nothing wrong with needing help. No one is perfect. However, refusing to get help because you are too self-centered to give a damn about how your lifestyle affects your children is just plain wrong.

This woman really sees nothing wrong with the things she has done. She thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to leave her children alone each and every week while she goes out and does whatever the hell she wants. I’m sorry, but drinking at the bars and singing karaoke is something you get out of your system BEFORE you have kids. You don’t do it when they need you there at home with them. You do not spend all of your time in front of a computer ignoring the needs of your children when you are at home. When you have kids, your life revolves around those kids. End of story.

So what was her answer to my husband’s reasonable request for her to seek help before the kids go out to Utah? She threw a fit. God forbid her children get in the way of her party life. I mean, how horrible of us to want her children in a safe and stable and emotionally healthy environment when they visit Utah. How dare we care about their well-being and safety! What a cunt.

Thank God the kids are oblivious to what is going on. They know we don’t approve of how things were out there and they see a significant difference in how things were and how a functional family works, but they don’t understand the extent of their mother’s issues and I would like it to stay that way.

Anyway, she managed to piss people off again and, as I said before, I’m done interceding on her behalf. Let the cards fall where they may. I’m just going to sit back and watch this time. Obviously she can’t be a parent and has no interest in learning how to be one. That’s her issue, not mine.

On the bright side of things her idiotic behavior got my husband to see that he’s wrong about not taking medication for his condition. Nothing like seeing someone else acting like a fucktard to get you to address your own issues. Thank God for small favors.

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