Some parents amaze me - page 8

Some parents absoulutely amaze me. Not really, just how stupid and petty and vindictive can they be. Case in point. Parents of a 3 yo child. Bring that cute little child in for swallowing a... Read More

  1. by   Logos
    That is one stupid kid.
  2. by   tmulder
    Quote from morte
    my understanding is the same that the driver needs to be the disabled party, otherwise why not drop off the disabled party at the door?
    Not where I live. My father in law is head injured and has left sided hemiparalysis. Im just about sure we're going to drop him off at the door. We have a handicapped pass on the car we use to drive him in, he would be a danger to society to drive himself.

    Sometimes you can't take a whole crew along with you to take the disabled person into the doctor's. I often have to take him to appointments........along with my 3 small children. I suppose I should park at the back of the lot since I'm not disabled myself.......geez louise, give me a break.

    Leaving a disabled person, ALONE, at the entrance of wherever you're going is just a disaster waiting to happen.
    Last edit by tmulder on Dec 24, '07 : Reason: had something else to add
  3. by   katie258
    You know I get sick of parents who bring their kids in at 0300 to the A&E because they have had a temp and vomiting for the last week or so. And you are bringing them in now because??? Oh he/she isn't any better. O.K. let me see if I have this right, a week sick in the middle of winter(-10) and you want me to get the doc up, out of bed at this hour because you are a drop kick. Right... And of course we have to because it's a child. And the parents are drop kicks and can not be trusted to look after their own child and don't know that they can phone during hours at the surgery and get an appointment with the same doc they will see here.
    Or the child has a split lip because it has been left to run riot through your house untill this hour unsupervised and hurt herself. Do you not have ice in your house?
    Or to date my fav. Dad has to bring mother, wife and assorted children into A&E because he got his fibre glass cast wet and you can't get casts wet. So drop kick why did you pay the exta fifty bucks to get it then??? Oh and that was at 0400.

    Mind you the person having this little rant is the same one who told her son to suck it, up put some ice on it and take some panadol if your hand hurts because you hit your brother on the head. Same one who took that son to A&E a week later to have it x-rayed only to find out that it was in fact fractured in not one, but two places on the same bone. Ah well at least it wasn't at midnight!
    Last edit by katie258 on Dec 24, '07
  4. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from rph3664
    She was probably trying to get something on him so he couldn't see the kids again.

    At least she didn't bring them in and say he molested them! I've heard of that too - great way to lose custody, BTW.
    There was someone like that in my area, and she lost custody, and I'm glad she did. I mentioned her in this thread.

    Some people are extremely selfish, and put their selfish desire for revenge above and beyond their own childrens needs and well-being. Their childrens feelings don't matter to them.:trout:
  5. by   Peepsaretasty
    Quote from nurz2be
    I have seen some nearly intolerable things, why do they seem to always happen at Wal-Mart. One thing that happened a few weeks ago that I actually went to the mother and removed the kid and called the cops, which I normally wouldn't do but this is what happened....

    I was in the Christmas aisle looking around with my hubby. I noticed a cart go by, I had to scoot my cart over, with a little, maybe 2 at the most, curly haired little girl. She was being allowed to stand in the front of the cart ( I won't even get into this). Mom turned to look at the aisle behind her and I was about 5-6 feet from the little girl when in slow motion the little tyke reaches for a stocking on the shelf and falls out (head first) onto the floor. I jumped and went to her and by the time I was there her mom in a LOUD voice started screaming, "Why the hell did you do that" while shaking the little girl who had just hit head first onto the concrete floor. I pulled out my cell and told my hubby to call the cops and I pulled the little girl from the mom (Probably not the wisest but I am a mom and the only thing I could think to do was hold the little girl and make sure she wasn't bleeding). The mother was screaming at me and the little girl for being a Dumb Sh** and falling out. I just sat their rocking the little girl til security came, paramedics and cops. I was so angry I was shaking all over and crying myself because I was so furious with this person (used very loosely). I don't know what ended up happening but I hope they arrested her arse.
    I saw the exact same thing at costco! Except the poor child was an infant who had barely learned how to stand up-reached for dad (whose back was turned) and fell out head first. I ran over and attempted to render aid but the mother was busy yelling at the father and vice versa-then they both turned on me. I didn't even think about calling the cops. I should have. But I kept thinking back to the paramedic days when they could refuse treatment for their child. wish I'd called the cops now.
  6. by   teeituptom
    Quote from tmulder
    Not where I live. My father in law is head injured and has left sided hemiparalysis. Im just about sure we're going to drop him off at the door. We have a handicapped pass on the car we use to drive him in, he would be a danger to society to drive himself.

    Sometimes you can't take a whole crew along with you to take the disabled person into the doctor's. I often have to take him to appointments........along with my 3 small children. I suppose I should park at the back of the lot since I'm not disabled myself.......geez louise, give me a break.

    Leaving a disabled person, ALONE, at the entrance of wherever you're going is just a disaster waiting to happen.
    Ive been to Universal studios and Disney World in Orlando this past week. And it amazed the number of people who in small groups would rent wheel chairs and take time pushing each other around so they can take advantage of the Handicapped line rather than pay for an express pass. That is so unfair to all. And a disservice and disrespect to those with handicaps.
  7. by   NurseyBaby'05
    :angryfire

    :yeahthat:

    You can bet I'm a believer in karma. They'll get theirs one day.
  8. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from teeituptom
    Ive been to Universal studios and Disney World in Orlando this past week. And it amazed the number of people who in small groups would rent wheel chairs and take time pushing each other around so they can take advantage of the Handicapped line rather than pay for an express pass. That is so unfair to all. And a disservice and disrespect to those with handicaps.
    That really is unfair. I wonder how many people who really needed the wheelchairs didn't get one because of the lazy people taking them.
  9. by   classicdame
    Had a grandmother tell me I left something yellow in the IV. Explained it was the hub color to indicate size of catheter. Then she wanted to know if I would give the kid IV Tylenol (??) instead of waking him up every 4 hours to get his temp. He had meningitis and I was 'bothering" him. Wanted to ask her to take him to motel and bring him back after 0800, but of course his 104 temp precluded that!!!
  10. by   twotrees2
    Quote from gonzo1
    Once had a mother who wanted her 3 year old to have an IV so she wouldn't feel hungry anymore. No matter how I tried to tell mother that wouldn't fix the hungry thing, she just couldn't get it. Stormed out of the ER yelling and screaming.
    oh if this could only be true!!! LOL. my boys are eating so much lately its breaking me- IVs would be cheaper roflamo.
  11. by   twotrees2
    Quote from cc_nurse
    :angryfire I have seen that so often! Clueless parents drive me nuts...

    I also love the folks who bring the 7 yr old to an "R" rated movie...what could they possibly be thinking...*sigh*
    when my kids were little we watched movies rtaed "r" ( depending on movie- id say mild "r" back then as now they would be pg or even g lol) - i one time took my 12 yr old son and nephew and a buddy ( with thier parents permission) to an "r" rated movie- they werent gonna let us in - i had forgotten my ID and they did notbelieve that this 5 ft 90 pound "kid" was mom to any one of these 6 ft 130 +pound young men - LOLOL after overhearing my son say its ok mom well just see...... - the guy let us in- it was to stupid of a story to NOT believe he said. sorry - its just one of my memorable moments that my son will never let me live down now that i no longer look "young" hahaha. ( so he says even though the people at the base were sure i was his wife when he came back from iraq- hahahah he was so embarrassed - me - i just said umm yeah thanks but im not a cradle robber hahaha. )

    movies have really changed over the last 20 yrs though - i wuoldnt take my now 9 and 11 yr old to an "r" rated these days. no way no how. i dont even let em watch half the PG on tv due to the sex mostly - gore can be discussed easier lol -
  12. by   twotrees2
    Quote from stevielynn
    That is actually kind of funny . . . (the quarter I mean).

    The other stories are not.

    We usually let coins pass on their own.

    My own dd, as a toddler, picked up a box of staples from my desk and put some in her mouth and started chewing . .. I didn't notice because I was reading. When I did notice, I swept her mouth but she started gagging. I hurried her to the ER, one mile away. The xray showed one staple in her tummy. The doc let it pass on it's own. I found it the next day in her diaper.

    I could tell so many stories about mishaps my kids have gotten into . . . . . doesn't make me a bad parent. Just makes my kids normal.

    I too hate seeing kids up late . . and it is always places like WalMart. And the parents who get mad when their kids are tired . . .makes me scared for them because I always think, if the parents are that bad in public, they must be worse in private.

    We had a couple of kids in our ER, whose mom was seen KICKING her little 3 year old in the WalMart parking lot and fortunately someone called the police. Poor little thing - angelic looking, blonde curls, big blue eyes, very quiet and clingy to her nurse.

    I'm getting mad . . better quit. :angryfire

    steph
    my nephew di the quarter thing- back then i was a horrible person lol - i had him all excited telling him he'd get MORE money cause he would get change lOLOL> his mom was kinda mad- i thought it was funny at the time lol.
  13. by   twotrees2
    Quote from rph3664
    And then they wonder why their kids act the way they do.

    I rarely go to the child psychiatric unit, but my techs often do, and they have told some real horror stories about the way some of those parents talk to their kids. :angryfire

    I know a family who have been permanently banned from several restaurants in our town because of the way their kids act. Kids running around the restaurant, playing tag and running into people, will get you kicked out once, but grabbing food off other people's plates and throwing it at them? Yep, don't come back. The 9-year-old boy cuts himself. The 6-year-old girl hides large amounts of junk food in her room, wakes up late at night, eats it all, then goes to the bathroom and throws it up.

    The mom once told me that she had all her son's books and toys "in their place" and she had to replace them at least a dozen times a day, saying, "My son puts his things away wrong because I'm a bad mother and he doesn't love me." When I told my brother, whose two daughters are about the age of these kids, about the binging and purging, he said, "Hmmmm, I wonder who taught her how to do that?" I have wondered the same thing about the mom.

    Someone on another non-medical board asked me why child protective services wasn't involved with this family, and I replied, "They will never open a file on a family with an annual income approaching $300,000 a year." True.
    actually they have to - they may close it very quickly without much investigating but once reported in writing they have only so much time to report back. i strongly suggest to make a written complain. however - on another note- i can feel for this mom having a son out of control and it is quite a deal to even take em out - but then they dont go out without proper ability to restrain nd get them out of the place ( ie someone bigger and faster than me to catch them and drag em out lol) - however the woman may not be aware the kid needs help. she sounds like me much to my shame saying i was a "bad mom" ( i even took many parenting classes and had kid and myself in counseling etc) - until social services got involved and they really helped to make me see it wasn't JUST me ( there is always a parenting aspect in any misbehavior - however it is not always JUST the parenting )

    anyhow- this mom may very well be helped as well as the kids to have social workers notified. we are legally bound to report anything we feel is abusive- i would encourage you to make the tip and pray they get the help they need. i for one who had it happen am ever so grateful i was reported "for bad parenting" - it was found i am not - i was doing all i could to make things go better and they gave me further help with my son. it was embarrassing and i was angry for whoever reported me but hindsight i am very grateful now cause my son has made great progress and so have i

    i wish someone had done it for my daughter - the school put her on an "abuse watchlist" ( and let me tell you we had words as i know there is no such thing as a watchlist - you eiter suspect or not and report if so) - anyhow- my daughter got to the point of carving and has permanent scars that will never ever go away because they let it get so bad before notifying anyone. ( matter of fact it was a gradeschool counselar who against the schools wishes because they suspected we were absuining her? - notified me of it - and she was in jr high. the gradeschool counselar whod worked with my daughter for yrs knew we wernt abusing her- knew of her emotional problems and thank god even though she has scars she never go to the point she hurt herself to bad shed had died - my point - always report suspected abuse / neglect - any good parent - even though they will get mad will not hold a grudge as they will understand that thier chiild was being looked after. )

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