spain Posted December 10, 2006 Share Posted December 10, 2006 I went to our company Christmas party tonight. One couple there was a guy that works for our company who is ~50 years old. He and his wife, a school teacher, took in a couple of young boys ages 7 and 5 about a year ago as foster parents. The boys mom had been in and out of jail. She was killed in an accident a few weeks ago. When they took the kids to the dentist for the 1st time about 8 months ago, it was discovered that the oldest kid had had several teeth broken and his jaw had been broken, twice. These boys have been through some pretty horrific chit. Anyway, I was talking to his wife tonight and she was telling me how the kids described how their mom smoked crack all the time. They know how to cook up crack and how to smoke it. How f'ed up is that for an a 7 and 5 year old kid? My theory has always been that you can survive with a bad dad, or without a dad for that matter, as I knew virtually no kid my age that had a dad worth a chit. But if your Mama is bad, you are completely screwed. You simply can not recover from a bad mama. Call me sexist or non p.c. but that is the way I feel. Anyway, these kids have had the absolute WORST mama and no Daddy. They are going to have some serious issues going forward. But my friend and his wife are trying to make a difference. They are doing something to positively affect some other peoples lives. They are making a difference, or are at least trying to do so. I told them that I admire them for doing so and that I would like to make a difference in the lives of some f'n kid with a jacked up life. And I intend to do just that as soon as my own kids get a little older. This is where I will affect positive change in this world. This is what I will personally do. I will help some of these kids who need somebody. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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