I work at a school district in the Nutrition/Food Service department. This department processes applications to free/reduced lunch.
The other day this lady calls and is asking about her ‘child’. He is considered a foster child.
We had to call her back and tell her to fill out an application at the district office so it can be processed later that afternoon and her child will be able to start receiving free lunch. My co-worker began to ask her questions.
The foster child is her grandson.
Co-worker: What happened to his parents?
Grandma: They basically didn’t want him. They were druggies.
Co-Worker: Oh my goodness really? That’s so sad.
Grandma: His mom had custody over him and she wouldn’t feed him. She would leave him alone for 4-5 hours everyday. She taped the refrigerator shut so he couldn’t eat anything.
Co-Worker: That’s horrible.
Grandma: I plan on keeping him. She can’t have him back. His dad is no better either. If she has another one, I’m going to kill her.
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After the conversation we started talking about that subject. How do some “parents” not even care? How can they leave their infant unattended for so long?
Personally, I’m sickened by some people and their selfishness. How selfish can someone be? What possesses one to completely neglect their child instead of seeking help? Even animals don’t forsake their babies.
When I was younger up until I started dating my Junior year in college, I didn’t want children. I babysit children and took care of them-fed them, played with them, etc. They weren’t even my children but I still made sure they were fed. They were happy. They were clean. It’s insane when you really think about it. I never had to FORCE myself to take care of them even through my laziness or frustration in watching 3 kids at one time…they still were getting that necessary attention.
So tell me, how does one become so twisted and psycho that they cannot take care of their child?