Thursday, November 15, 2012

The family that smokes meth together...

I just love The Brady Bunch.  Do you guys remember that episode where Greg hit Marcia in the nose with a football?  Or the one where Peter beat up a bully for teasing Cindy about her lisp?  Or the one where Carol and Jan smoked methamphetamine together?

Wait, you mean that didn't happen in The Brady Bunch?

Oh, then it must have been from that news story I was reading about a woman who thought it was a smashing idea to regularly sit down with her 13 year old daughter and smoke some crystal meth.  Still, I'm sure you can understand my mistake.  After all, we all know that Carol Brady was the perfect mother, and this woman is obviously in the running for parent of the year.

You hear plenty of stories about people who are just awful parents.  Abuse and neglect are far too common, considering how advanced our society is.  But when I read about something like this, something that shows just how far some people will go to inflict their frankly reprehensible lifestyle onto their kids, it makes me  so furious!

I'd like to think that, in some twisted way, she was doing it in an attempt to bond with her daughter like she claimed, but I'm really not that naive.  Her life was toxic, and rather than stepping up as a parent and doing what she needed to do to make sure her daughter wasn't hurt by her choices, she just handed over the drugs and tried to draw her kid in too.  Misery loves company, I guess.

So I'd like to congratulate this sterling example of parenthood, you are the lucky recipient of my Douchebag Of The Week award!  Congratulations, your complete lack of care for your child's health, well being, state of mind, and future has earned you this very prestigious accolade.

Seriously, lady, haven't you ever heard of milk and cookies?  That's what you're supposed to share with your kids, not incredibly hard drugs!

48 comments:

  1. I saw a guy on TV who should at least get an Honorable Mention. He taught his 2 little sons (about 5 years old+/-) how to smoke pot, then videoed it and put it on YouTube. Yes and he was caught, tried, and convicted. Scum Bag!

    S

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    1. See, people like that are just too stupid to be allowed to have kids!

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    1. Well, the competition for this particular award is pretty intense, you'd have to do something really stupid to win, I think.

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  3. Wow, I hadn't heard about that. She definitely deserves your award. Step it up people. If you have kids, but a responsible parent. Okay, rant over.

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    1. It's like the maternal instinct gene just missed her completely!

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  4. People amaze me—and not always in a good way. What a mom.

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  5. But it was a weight...and tooth....loss aide; really.

    You need a Hall of Shame and she can be your first inductee.

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  6. Kellie, I hope you have a lot more of those awards to hand out. Some people totally suck at being human beings, let alone being parents. On the bright side, though, I loved that episode when Marcia got hit in the nose with the football :)

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    1. Me too, although I think my favourite was the one where Bobby wanted to run away, so Carol packed a bag to go with him.

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  7. "Right on cool dude!" Oh wait ...that is what the Mom is saying to her daughter, right.

    To you Kellie, I say, award this moron with the "think where your daughter will be in 5 years from now; a jail cell, prison or perhaps 6 ft under?" Ever thought of that, Moron Mom!?!

    [pardon, i'm not as good with irony as you are, Kellie]

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    1. Don't apologise, I think your award was very appropriate, not to mention descriptive!

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  8. I agree with Judy I think we should appoint you the douchebag award giver outer this was great and I think she should thank us for not beating her ass!!! Janice
    come check out my new blog pleeezzee!!

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    1. I'm only too happy to take up the mantle of Douchebag Award bestower!

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  9. You need a license before you can drive--or even fish! How about one for having kids??

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    1. See, that's the problem. Anyone with a functioning set of ovaries can have a kid.

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  10. WHOA, and I thought I was bad for taking my kids out of school to see their very first concert- AC/DC. Oh, and I'm the biggest Brady Bunch fanatic EVAH!!!!!! I love how Mrs. Brady and Greg went on a date in real life. Go Cougar Momma!!!!

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    1. Truancy! You encouraged truancy! Wow, my Mum never would have let me take time off for a concert! In fact, if she ever found me not at school when I should have been, I'm relatively certain she would have bundled me in the car, drove me back there, then pushed me out the door as she went by. If she was feeling generous, she might have even slowed down first!

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  11. Too bad Greg isn't around to hit that mom in the nose with a football. After all that meth, I bet it would really hurt.

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    1. Maybe that should be our new scale of douchebaggery. The "you deserve a football to the nose" douchebag, as compared to the "you're a dumbass, but I kind of feel sorry for you" douchebag.

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  12. Wow... Some people should need permits for children.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. That would work, or perhaps they just need to grow the hell up and take care of their kids properly!

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  13. One of our preschoolers confessed his parents 'moke weed' when we were doing a unit on fire safety and the dangers of playing with matches and lighters came up.

    Yep, this is our rising generation.

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    1. Oh brother, and that's why you should never break the law in front of a four year old! They'll tell a large group of people about it at the most inopportune time.

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  14. Addiction drags people to the depths of hell and this is a perfect example of it.

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    1. If only she'd refrained from dragging her daughter with her!

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  15. I can see by your sense of humor we are going to get along swimmingly. And yes, I remember the Brady Bunch but was already weirded out by the sexual tense between Greg and Marcia.

    Douchebag of the Week Award is a lovely thing :) Good luck to the next winner.

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    1. Oh yeah, I loved the behind the scenes drama in that show. Marcia loved Greg, Greg loved his Mum, Dad was so far in the closet he was in Narnia, and Jan was a druggie in the making!

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  16. It's people like this that give meth a bad name. That and meth.

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    1. It's really saying something when someone actually managed to tarnish the reputation of methanphetamine!

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  17. Whoa whoa whoa, this was a BAD idea? It's not like when you take a find your kid has a pack of cigarettes and you make him/her smoke the entire pack in one sitting? I shouldn't take my parenting tips from Judd Nelson's unseen dad in The Breakfast Club.

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    1. Yeah, it's not really the same thing. The worst that will happen to the kid with the cigarettes is he might throw up after smoking them all ... oh, and develop lung cancer of course. But if you aren't firm with them, they never learn!

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  18. And, behind closed doors there's all of the situations (drugs/abuse etc) that we DON'T hear about or know about. Appalling, appalling.

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  19. And this is why I strongly support mandatory sterilization at the onset of puberty and then some form of test to pass in order to to reverse the process and be allowed to procreate. I know that's all "you can't take our civil rights, man" crazy talk, but really! Look at the news! Some people just shouldn't have children.

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  20. We need a licence to drive a car but not to raise children. Really, there should be a test.

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  21. and now I want some meth... I mean milk and cookies! ;)

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  22. that just makes me ill! I can't stand hearing such awful stories! what the heck is wrong with people??

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