Monday, November 12, 2007

I Tried All Night Not to Break Down and Cry as the Tears Rolled Down My Face

Aaron's parents came by this weekend for a super-short trip. Actually, we weren't the highlight of their trip, but more on that later.

Yesterday as we were eating lunch I asked Aaron's step-father about how everyone in the family was doing. And he replied, "Well, you heard about Brenda's babysitter, right?"

(Brenda is Aaron's step-sister, she has three daughters - 10, 2 and 10 months.)

"No..."

"Oh. Um. Well.."

Brenda's babysitter (I just typed "babyshitter" which is So Very Appropriate), who keeps the two little ones all day on weekdays, was just arrested for murdering a baby in her care.

Murdered. A. Baby. In. Her. Care.

The baby in question was five months old and crying a lot with teething. Supposedly, she crushed up an Ambien (prescription sleeping pill) and put it in his bottle. He was dead within minutes.

Initially, everyone thought the baby died of SIDS. The parents of the baby even kept their four year old child in the daycare (as did Aaron's step-sister). Then the toxicology report came back and then the daycare provider confessed.

Oh my God. Can you even imagine?

I'm the first person to claim I don't have my shit together. But to give a baby a sleeping pill? And then she confessed to giving nearly all the children she cared for Benadryl to keep the "calm" while in her care.

Holy fuck
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21 comments:

Mebsmommy said...

Holy Fuck is damn straight. That so-called-human-being is totally fucked in the head. Why was she even in the business of child care if she couldn't handle crying. I'm so glad your blog is full of curse words. I just can't hold back after hearing this.

laeroport said...

Oh.my.god! Makes me glad my kids are out of daycare! Yikes!

Rachel said...

Exactly why I stay at home instead of earning money we could definitely use...that is way to freaking scary!

monica said...

This is why I stay home too.

Scary. And very sad.

LauraJ said...

::Her license has been suspended.::

Ya think???

Meegan Blue said...

I can't even begin to handle the sadness of that story. Those poor, poor parents. All of them, really, for surely none of those kids were being cared for appropriately. So sad. I'm going to hug my own extra tight today. I feel luckier than ever that I'm at home with them every day.

kristi said...

That's horrible. It sounds like she couldn't deal with having kids around at all. If only she had just quit!

Chickenbells said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe someone would DO that...we had a friend who's niece was murdered by a foster father (he and his girlfriend were trying to get her and her brother by going through the state since kids here don't immediately go to family anymore) We could never even imagine what a 2 year old could do that would warrant her death...what the hell are people thinking?

kirsty said...

I'm speechless. Terrifying.

gwendomama said...

don't even get me started.
i could use up pages on this one.

Laurie said...

Huh. Makes the dimwitted fucktard look like Mother Teresa. (I was going to comment on that situation, but I just don't have the perspective any more.)

Mary said...

That is awful. It's actually beyond awful. I just cannot fathom how someone in that role could so something so wrong.

Jada2929 said...

Dear God. What possesses people to care for children as a profession when they obviously have not a compassionate bone in their body?

Poppy & Mei said...

Man. And people look at me strange when I say that I'm not sure I want the girls to go to daycare...

Marsha said...

That is so horrid, it is so hard to trust people with our children, things like this makes it even worse.

lera said...

That is completely insane. And terrifying.

nuttnbunny said...

Holy fucking hell.

beki said...

how awful!

Angelina said...

There is no better thing to say than:

HOLY FUCK.

Oh my god. Was she even remotely aware of just how much intense pain she has just caused two people? All because the baby was crying. Holy shit. Fucking evil wench.

Dawn said...

WOW! I cannot believe she thought that was an ok solution...what a fucking idiot.

Scares me so very much, since I will be having my first child in the new year and was just talking about daycare/in home care/etc...

cheryl said...

Good God. How terrible. I can't even imagine.

She has to live with herself. May she be tormented every last minute of the rest of her miserable life.