- Feb 17, 2018
When I was a kid in Disney World I was coming off a ride with my mother. She reached for my hand, and I reached for hers, but what she didn’t realize at first was that she actually took the hand of another nearby girl who had the same color hair as me, and THAT little girl’s mother took MY hand. They’d all gotten a few steps away before they realized their error. By your logic, my mother doesn’t love me, which is the absolute farthest thing from the truth. My parents are wonderful human beings and I’ve never questioned their love for me.
I’m sure you’re right that there are some parents who don’t put in the effort. But even then, tired stressed out parents make mistakes. Even parents who aren’t tired of stressed out make mistakes. I’ve never even come close to losing either of my kids but I don’t think it means I love my kids more than the next person. Nor do I assume I am flawless, or that it could never happen to me. Which is why I don’t judge people I don’t know for a mistake that may very well be a one-off HOLY CRAP moment. I mean if it’s a repeated thing then yeah there’s a problem but when I see a panicked parent searching for a child I don’t think, jeez they must not love that kid.
That is not what I said at all. But kudos for twisting everything around as per usual here. The post about the parents not loving their kids was about those who clearly have no care about where their child is or if they are OK. The ones that let their kids run freely, even if it is dangerous to do so. Nothing about your situation says that and you know it. Everyone gets tired, but it is like anything else, you have to make the decision to pay attention. Like I said, it is a lot of hard work to be focused all the time, but it is not impossible. You can do things to make it easier, like don't set your alarm for 6am to be at the park at rope drop so you are not so tired. People make a lot of bad choices and then blame it on everything but themselves. I know that people don't want to lose their kids, but in all situations, you can ask yourself, "what could I have done differently". And that is the point that I am making. All of these situations could be avoided in some way.