Thursday, February 21, 2008

D is for Disconnect

More specifically, the disconnect between what is an obvious and well documented history of kids gone wild who are brought up in the Single Mother household. Take this latest example (it's also interesting to note...this is a picture of a woman who is THIRTY THREE YEARS OLD! She looks like she's FIFTY THREE...doesn't single motherhood look like a healthy lifestyle CHOICE!?!?!)

On Strike' Mom Accused Of Neglect - Woman Says She Can't Control 4 Teen Boys

OCALA, Fla. -- A Central Florida mother of four boys was arrested on Tuesday after telling authorities that she went "on strike" more than a month ago, leaving the teens home alone for hours every day because they would constantly fight.

Melissa G. Dean, 33, was charged with child neglect after telling Ocala police and the Department of Children and Families that she leaves her children, ages 17, 16, 14 and 13, home alone.

According to a charging affidavit, Dean said the children needed to start cleaning up and stop fighting and that she had no control over them. Dean also said she was fed up with being run over in her own home and having no privacy, according to the affidavit.

Dean told a DCF official that she decided to "go on strike" because no one would help with her children, saying the police and courts would do nothing to help her.

Dean, a Walgreens manager, said she spends nights at a friend's house and would only spend one night per week at her home, the affidavit stated.

The affidavit said that Dean would cook meals and take them to her children and would sometimes check on them. Dean said she called her children often, the charging affidavit said.

Police said they were called to the home on Monday because two of the children were fighting over a computer cord. One of the boys ran to a neighbor's home and police were called. Dean was not home at the time of the incident, police said.

Police have responded to the home several times in the past.

No mention of a Father (or Fathers) in the story.

No control. Yet this connection is almost never made in such stories. The proliferation of divorce and single motherhood has been great for society, hasn't it?


Anonymous said...

That's a face of a thousand c*cks!

Anonymous said...

Saw one of those nature programs a couple years back about a band of seriously out of control adolescent male elephants in South Africa.

One of the park rangers had the idea to introduce an adult male elephant into the group and within a very short time the bull elephant had the teenagers back under control.

For most of us who grew up in traditional households, even if our dads were working 60 hours a week and we rarely saw him, just his symbolic presence was enough to keep us in line.

In fact, all mom had to do if we started stepping out of line was utter the magic 6 words:
"Wait til your dad gets home" to put the fear of God back into us.

I wonder what these single moms say?

Whether they're humans or elephants, growing males (& to a lesser extent, females) need an adult male to keep them in line.