Friday, September 22, 2006

Mother of the Year Award

My wife and I love our children. We are so happy to have them, and we waited so long to have them, with both of us being in our 30s when our children were born. We both wanted to wait until we knew we were mature enough, established enough, and financially stable enough to properly care for a new life. I always feel like life is cheapened when people have babies they can't support and don't have the maturity level to handle.

That makes it especially hard to come across a headline like the following:

Harlem baby dies after falling into bucket of mother's vomit
Authorities said DeJesus spent the evening of Sept. 15 downing gin and smoking cigarettes and then returned before dawn to the shelter where she lived with the 4-month old girl, Niah. DeJesus threw up into a bucket of cleaning solution next to her bed, then passed out on the bed, clutching Niah's legs, authorities said.

When she awoke about 10 hours later, she found the baby with her head in the bucket, which contained about six inches of liquid, according to court papers.
Oh, and we can't forget my favorite quote:
DeJesus "loved her baby and would never hurt her," said her lawyer, Kenneth Gilbert.

Good Day to You, Sir


nebraska girl said...

There aren't words for people like that. Headlines here over the weekend were about a police dispatcher who killed his girlfriend's 9 month old son while the girlfriend was at work. The baby had a fractured skull. They'd better not call me for jury duty...I think he should get the chair.

Darren said...

I read (CNN?) about the mother who was busted for allowing her young child to take hits off her bong.