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You Need a License to Drive, But Any Shoplifter Can Have A Baby

Cropped screenshot of Joan Crawford from the film Mildred Pierce

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Has your angry, frustrated teen every told you that you were “The Worst Mother of the Year?”  Well, before you accept your black crown and sash, you have to check out this article. Apparently, some mother in Michigan has run away with the title (and a pork tenderloin). Yes, this maternal masterpiece left her 4-month-old in the car for 20 minutes while she went into the supermarket to shoplift. As imperfect moms, we’re the first to admit that we may not always make the best parental decisions (“Gina, you know you left your baby on the car roof, right?), but we just find this senseless act difficult to defend. Couldn’t she have found a better solution – such as bringing the kid and stuffing Stove Top in her baby’s diaper?” Anything would have been better than leaving her in the freezing car.  We at least hope she stole the baby a treat for the inconvenience.

This lady makes Joan Crawford (“I TOLD YOU! NO WIRE HANGERS EVER”) look like June Cleaver.

Has your child ever told you you were the Worst Mother of the Year? Go ahead tell us about.

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3 Responses to You Need a License to Drive, But Any Shoplifter Can Have A Baby

  1. Imperfect Patty January 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Wow! That is awful. I should show this article to my kids. Even they would agree, I’m not this bad. Hmmm, I wonder if I could leverage this to get them to clean their rooms.

  2. Denise January 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    That’s really bad. Maybe if she is so poor she needs to steal food she should have given the baby up for adoption. Of course now that CPS in involved she will be forced to hopefully. She is for sure a contender for the worst Mom of the year award and it’s only January. Yikes!

  3. Kathy Martin January 26, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    Don’t think it will provide leverage – sorry – and I suspect she wasn’t stealling baby formula either!

    You have to have a license to drive and be 18 to enter into a contract or join the military but becoming a parent has no prerequesites. How sad – so many parents would die to be blessed with a healthy infant who can’t have children of their own.

    Quote my son memorized and better put into play was from Bozy in the Hood – ANy man can make a baby but it takes a real man to be a father.

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