I just don't get it
by, January 21st, 2009 at 07:20 PM (435 Views)
So I have been reading this website for around a year. I'm just now getting to where I will post some. The majority of the time someone has already said what I want to say so I just let it go. A little bit of background of me -
I am a 28 year old woman. I am in hotel management. I love it. I've lived in Louisiana all of my life. I love to travel. If I could I would travel constantly. I love meeting new people and learning about different cultures. I've never been married and don't have any children. I've never particularly cared for children. I mean - I didn't kick them or call them names; I just never really spent any amount of time with any. Crazily enough, hardly any of my friends (that are all my age) have kids. I am the second oldest of four children and none of them had any kids until 7 months ago. My sister had the first grandchild. He’s first baby that I have ever really spent any time with. Although I am not allowed to babysit - and believe me, I am not complaining - I can spend as much time with him as I want. Amazingly enough I love spending time with him. He's just so cute! I just love to hold him. Although when he cries it breaks my heart and I have to give him to his mom then.
So I said all of that to say this – how can someone abuse a child? I can get being frustrated. I get frustrated when my nephew cries and I can’t do anything about it. I can imagine that having a child would be difficult. Especially if you had two or three that were extremely young. I get it. But why would you think beating the child would make it better? Why do some of these people stand by and watch these children get abused? Oh, you might not be the one punching or dropping them, but if you see it happen I think that you are just as guilty as they are.
My dad was holding my nephew the other day. The baby was talking baby talk and my dad was shaking him because the baby thinks it is fun when his voice sounds like that. I guess that I have been reading on the site too much because I told my dad to stop because he could give the baby Shaken Baby Syndrome. To which my dad replied something along the lines of ‘I’ve raised four children and held numerous others, do you really think that I would shake him hard enough to…’ You get the drift.
So then I am reading in the forums today and I find the article about Timothy Danielson. The one who abused his 5 month old child enough to kill him – and others saw him do it. I can’t fathom this. I got on to my father and would have been willing to turn him in for abuse if need be and these people just sit back and watch it happen. I just don’t get it!
Sorry about the long blog – I just had to get that off of my chest!