I get as a parent we all make those mistakes we wish we would have taught our children better.... and yet again we desperately wished OTHERS would have taught their child better. but in attempts to be the best parents we can be sometimes things just don't pan out that way, especially when children get curious or don't think things thoroughly. and as far as others children... well I know I don't always like them, and partly because I parent different im sure, or maybe because they are truly rude ignorant children... either way its difficult to accept the fact that no matter how hard we try as parents sometimes we still make mistakes... or feel as if we have failed in some way as parents.
there is a part in my life that happened recently that made me realize all of this and here is the story:
"A friend of mine "jane" came over last night to get a baby swing I no longer use. she sat down and was telling me her two oldest boys got into things they weren't supposed to that day (ie wasp killer, spray paint) and that her younger one of the two was complaining that his throat burned and when she looked it was raw and red, not like a normal sore throat. so I asked her if they got into something other than those things because it sounded like an internal chemical burn. she said not that she knew of.... so she asked them and they said no... well this morning I get a call around 1030 am and it was her. she told me she found out what was going on... but only AFTER he younger woke up with major blisters all over his face, being BRIGHT red and swollen and not wanting to eat or drink because his throat hurt to bad.... But according her boys their friend "N" (whom they have had MANY problems with in the past) was messing around with a battery and exploded it, well while that happened some how managed to get all over his face and on his hands so while he ate dinner he ingested it.... the other two,including the one that exploded the battery was just fine....
So ladies remember that even when you know something isn't right, well it probably isn't, and even if you have called poison control 100 times, and are afraid of calling that one last time.. don't be kids do stupid things and that's what they are there for. "jane" didn't call poison control last night like I told her to, she was afraid because she had called in the past a few times... but because she didn't call she could have lost that little boy to internal organs being burned threw due to the acid.... she waiting until things morning! please be aware that even as best as we teach out kiddos that doesn't always mean they think before they do something....
Ok so I know I may have missed somethings in this post so here are some things I should have mentioned and im sorry I didn't...
the boys are 10 and 6 (her kids) the other one im not sure... they were OUTSIDE playing like they normally do on their bikes playing ball etc.
Now for the update on this story and more news**
NEWS:: Found out that not only was the friend of the boys smashing on the battery so was the older brother (10) and the younger one (6) some how was in the spray of the battery... the oldest tried fully blaming the friend until the friend told "jane" that it wasn't just him but also the oldest. he wanted to be honest with her and his parents because he didn't want to be the only one who got in trouble for doing something, and having the blame put all on him when he had help. he did say sorry and that boy is no longer allowed over there.
Update::: The younger one (6) is doing well his throat looks better he is now eating and drinking and the blisters are pretty much gone all but two (bigger deeper ones) but he is doing fine, not infection or internal damage... I did see him tonight!!
Now for my vent over tonights ordeal with this::
I know its NOT my children but this is ridiculous. neither of those kids are grounded let alone got in trouble. they both are still out playing with the kids on the block and having sleep overs. still playing video games and on the computer!!! I cant believe there is no discipline after this!! yes they learned their lesson really well... :/ sorry had to let it out!!
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on Aug. 15, 2013 at 3:33 AM