Thursday, February 01, 2007

Mother Of The Year.

They recently created a small parking lot in back of the girls' school. It was intended for faculty use, but since many of the teachers park in the front lot it sits virtually empty most of the time and it's become a popular spot for parents, including myself, to park and drop off our kids. The administration doesn't really discourage it, since it alleviates much of the traffic in front of the school that had become a problem lately. The thing I like best about it is it saves me from ever having to parallel park in front of the school, a pathetic, hour-long spectacle that has more than once sent students and teachers running for cover.

The parking lot has it's own hazards, created mainly by those idiot parents who don't want to take the extra sixty seconds it takes to park their cars and walk their kids through the gate and onto the playground. Instead, they pull over wherever convenient, and with motor running let their kids get out of the car, not only creating a traffic jam behind them but more seriously, putting their kids in danger as they dart between cars to get to the school gate.

I saw one of those idiots, driving a large SUV, yesterday morning and after cursing it under my breath I parked and started to get my girls out of the car. It was then that I heard the piercing sound of a child's scream and a man frantically yelling at the driver to "Go forward!." I looked up to see the SUV lurch a few feet and a woman jumping out of the driver's seat and running towards the back of the car. We ran towards them and saw one of Kira's friends crouching down and discovered that her mother, in her hurry to drop her kid off and leave, had just run over her foot. The girl was sobbing and we asked if we could help in any way, but the woman waved us away saying, "Oh, she's fine" obviously not wanting any more attention than she had already gotten, especially from someone who she doesn't particularly like. Because when your child is injured, YES, THAT'S THE BEST TIME TO HOLD A GRUDGE.

After I had walked my girls to their lines I was shocked to see the girl, slightly limping, walking onto the playground and her mom's car pulling out of the parking lot. I asked her if she was okay, and she replied, "Um, yes. But my foot feels like it's asleep." I asked her if she wanted to go to the nurse but she refused, so I told Kira, who had run up to meet her, to please tell the teacher what had just happened.

So, what kind of mother runs over her child's foot with her SUV, doesn't have the common sense to take that child to the doctor or, at the very least, park her car and walk her child to the school nurse? And then sends her into school without looking back?

Did you guess? That's right. This kind.

And I thought I had run out of things to say about this woman.

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58 comments:

  1. That is absolutely horrifying. That poor child will be lucky to survive to adulthood. And then I hope she finds a very good therapist.

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  2. Oh no she DIDN'T. I'm disgusted, completely horrified at the thought that she left her kid like that.

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  3. excuse my language but:

    that is fucking insane.

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  4. It's so embarrassing when you run over your kid. With witnesses, no less.

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  5. Unbefuckinglievable. Poor kid. I can't imagine having such a thoughtless clod as a parent.

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  6. If I was that humiliated (which she should have been), I would have loaded my kid back in the SUV and taken her to the doc in the box. I hope the kid's foot is broken just to humiliate the mom. Okay not really, I don't wish the kid pain, but how clueless.

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  7. I'm speechless. Really.

    Even if she didn't think she was seriously injured, I would think that any parent would at the very least want to to comfort their kid by taking the time to walk them into school and let another adult know what had taken place.

    Was she late for her manicure?

    -Annie

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  8. Oh, you poor thing. It never ends, does it?

    There should be a law that you're allowed to smack people like that around whenever they need it.

    N'est pas?

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  9. That is so wrong.

    Mother Of The Year, Indeed.

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  10. Honestly, that might be child protective services material. That girl's foot is NOT okay if it's numb and was run over by a SUV. I really hope she saw a doctor.

    I'd call. Or have the school call. It's negligent and could be abuse.

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  11. That would just make me feel so helpless. I know how you feel about her daughter. That's just awful. (Now make sure you let us know that she's o.k. -- or what her status is...)

    p.s. I nominated you for the Share the Love awards

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  12. Oh.My.God. Her poor daughter!!!

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  13. @%^%&%&&*%...that poor girl needs someone to protect her...or at least educate the mother.

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  14. yes, we all can't be bothered to miss our daily appointment with our gym. something like a mangled foot is far too trival of a concern. momma must get her ab work on!

    poor, poor, little girl. i only hope she can survive her adolesence without being too scared. or crippled.

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  15. To think that this is the life this little girl leads. How incredibly sad.

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  16. This makes me so angry, not only on the behalf of her daughter but the other kids she is putting at risk. I would say something to the school. I really would.

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  17. I so hope the poor child got to at least go to the nurses office. I would think the school would be required to report something like this to the police since it happened on school property. My heart is just aching for this little girl.

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  18. I really hope that Kira's friend is okay.

    That is a tragic and shocking story. Yes it takes all kinds, but that woman is unbelievable.

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  19. To quote that ascetic sage Keanu Reeves, "You need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car - hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they'll let any butt-reaming asshole be a parent!"

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  20. OMG! That is awful!! If she ran over a stranger, she'd definitely get in trouble no doubt. So, she nds to be accountable for her daughter's injury too. The poor girl, I really feel for her, and she still has 4-5 years before she flies the coop, and I hope she flies far far away from this crazy woman!!

    And I so voted for you for the Share the Love Blog award!!

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  21. I'm relieved to say that M. is doing fine and came back to school today. (In a moment of clarity her mother did finally take her to the doctor.)

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  22. I feel so bad for the little girl! I read the back blog about the mom and it's shocking that she'd feel so inclined to tell you that you'd gained weight! Some people! An acquantance of my mom's once told her after not seeing her for a few years: "Oh M, you look good. You're face has fallen, but other than that, you look good". WTF?

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  23. oops, i mean: your not you're.

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  24. That is the sickest sotry I have heard. Beyond belief. Someone needs to smack that woman. Better yet - run HER over with an SUV. Shit. Unbelievable.

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  25. Wow! Her actions make me angry.

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  26. Wow. Did this woman learn to parent from Joan Crawford?

    Unfu*kingbelievable.

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  27. Sweet Jesus. Unf***ingbelievable doesn't even cover it.

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  28. That is horrific! I'm glad she came to her damn senses and at least took her daughter to the doctor. She is very lucky her foot wasn't fractured. Sheesh!

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  29. Wow, that's quite a story. Do you know if the little girl's foot really was "okay"?

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  30. I wonder if the mother told the doctor that she ran over the daughter's foot? It makes my stomach hurt to think of what other neglect this poor child might be subjected to.

    (I love that quote from "Parenthood" in MetroDad's comment)

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  31. you have got to be fucking kidding me (sorry for swearing in your comments section M) that woman is hazardous to EVERYONE, especially her daughter. That poor poor kid. What a nightmare.

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  32. oh.mi.god. So, now you have actual grounds (and witnesses, right?) to report her to your local equivalent of Department of Social Services (DSS here in MA).

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  33. I would have reported it to the principal and they would have gotten the first aid attendent to look after her, possibly even taken her to the ER themselves.

    That is disgusting.

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  34. What a winner.

    I agree with your other posters; that's something that should be reported.

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  35. Holy, holy, holy, holy CRAP!!!

    What an asshole. Wait a minute, you know what? That would be insulting my asshole. She's something worse.

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  36. Yeah, and I thought I had run out of comments to say about Ushi, this German exercise guru bitch we (Roger and I) knew in DC, many years ago. Thirty-three years ago and I'll still yammer on about her if I feel like it. Her husband played soccer with my husband and so we were thrown together at odd times. My last contact with Ushi was when I was nine months pregnant with our son, Colin.

    She was forever flirting with my husband, bitching about her own and just generally spreading her unpleasant brand of venom whenever the opportunity presented. A couple of weeks before Colin was born, Roger and I were at a party and she was there. Roger had gone into the kitchen to get me a soft drink and was rinsing out a glass at the sink. Ushi slunk in and put her arms around his waist, one hand going lower. I saw the whole thing, registered his creepedoutidness (correct reaction, Roger, thank you) and had this little conversation with Ushi.

    "What the hell do you think you're doing," said pregnant Lin.

    "You're fat, what posisble interest could he have in you?" said Ushi (in strong german accent).

    "You're ugly. After I have this baby you'll still be stuck with that face (she overtanned and the lines were running deep when she was just in her mid 30s). I may or may not be fat by then, but you'll still be ugly. Slim, yes, but still ugly." said Lin.

    Then we left the party. A couple of days later, she called our house and I answered to this message from Ushi, “I will win.”

    She didn’t…and every few years someone says something or writes something and it all comes back and I remember that bitch. It will be the same with that monster liar bitch woman you know. It’ll fade, it will even become kind of funny in time, but the memory will remain very strong.

    Okay, got that out of my system. I'll be good to go for another few years.

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  37. Ewww, what a friggin' crazy!! Hopefully M's personality is like her foot, able to withstand her psycho mother's injuries.

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  38. Unbelievable. I would have called social services anonymous child abuse tip line. Seriously, who does that?

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  39. Oh no not her again. Does this woman ever stop? Don't get me wrong, I am not tired of hearing about her from you, but I am tired of hearing how hideous she is. Her poor child! I would have taken mine directly to the doctor and then flogged myself with a horsehair whip. Poor kid.

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  40. My mom would have done that kind of thing when she was on drugs and wanted the next drug more than she wanted to see if we were OK. I wish someone had called CPS about her a long time ago. You should call.

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  41. Well you called it months ago -- someone should call cps. Okay, that may be a little harsh, but wow, I can't believe there are people like that. Well, yes I can, they are at our school too, but...yikes! What are we supposed to do????

    People should have to get a license to have children (not the driving kind, although that'd probably be helpful too).

    Carrie

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  42. *shakes head in disbelief*

    That poor, poor girl...

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  43. Oh. my. God.

    That did not just happen.

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  44. How did I know it would be her?

    My god.

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  45. That poor little kid!!

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  46. The poor little girl is going to need massive therapy when she's older... somebody really should give child protection services a call. The kid is too young to protect herself, so someone else has to do that for her!

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  47. People have this uncanny ability to be incredibly stupid. It's as if it's their superpower, or something. Just when you think you've reached the very bottom of human stupidity, there's a whole stupid undergrown garage...

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  48. That woman....grrrrrrrrr.
    That poor child's foot has to be broken...
    Please let us know if she was okay.

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  49. Wow. Unbelievable. I'm speechless.
    But yes, I did guess right.
    Wow.

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  50. That women is awful. I read your archives about her and I cannot believe she made that weight comment. Obviousy she is so insecure with herself she has to point out what she thinks are flaws in others. Witch.

    I can't believe she ran over her daughter's foot! Ridiculous woman, she is!

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  51. OH MY GOD. WHat a selfish bitch!

    Sounds like she should be friends with our nieghbors, who dropped their daughter off at our house for a playdate. They then left (without saying anthing to us). We had a six hour playdate because the parents were gone and we had no way of contacting them.) Their response? Blank stare....

    But if these people would run over their child's foot, they'd complain about how clumsy the child is and then make it all about THEIR emotional stress. And then they'd try to sue the school...

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  52. I am rarely shocked, but this was stunning. My heart breaks for that little girl.

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  53. Very interesting and well written post. Thank you!

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  54. She is a piece of work. Wow, Marsha, I am sure your run-in's with that woman are just the tip of the iceberg. Unbelievable."Idiot" is being too kind.

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  55. what a nutter! that's tantamount to abuse really, isn't it?

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  56. OMG, I knew it! I KNEW it was her while I was reading. Yet I'm still stunned. I hate her with a white hot passion and want to adopt her girl. Really, it is a potential issue for social services. Not the running over part but the leaving part.

    I'm trying to set my fury aside to tell you--that was masterfully written, BTW.

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  57. Geez, how about a little child neglect to start your school day? I agree with previous posters. Running over her foot and not taking it to get checked out could definitely be considered child neglect. If she was taken to the nurse, the nurse may have had to report it to Child Protective Services. In my state, I would have had to report it if I came in contact with her (school counselor). Why do people like that even HAVE children?

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