The other day as my sister and I were driving to town we saw a very small child run out into the road. The child was probably less than two years old. On the side of the road was a car, two men working on the car, and a woman sitting down next to the car. This car just so happened to be parked in the driveway of the alleged local crack house.
As we sat stopped in the middle of the road to avoid hitting the wandering toddler, the “mother” looked up and saw us and then the child in the road. She quickly jumped up and went and grabbed the child by the arm and began to spank him. I use the term spank rather loosely because what she did bordered on beating.
How can you justify spanking/beating a toddler for running out in the middle of a busy road? The “mother” is the one who should have been beaten! If she had paid attention to what her child was doing instead of sitting on the curb drinking a cold one, smoking and talking to her buddies, the poor kid wouldn’t have made it into the road to begin with.
My sister and I sat in the car and watched, horrified and angered by what we were witnessing. We both yelled “why the hell is she beating the poor kid?” The “mother” did look over at us again and saw the look of disgust and anger on our faces. She pulled the child back over to the curb with her and sat back down.
My sister and I aren’t the types who easily go into any kind of rage, but we were both ready to Continue reading