Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More Lame Moms

Yesterday we went swimming at our little clubhouse pool. There was a grandpa there that lives in our gate, with his 8 grand kids. Sometimes, all these grand kids can get really annoying...like last night when I saw a 9 yr. oldish girl TOTALLY blow her nose into the pool....but that's not what I'm writing about today.

One of the grand kids at the pool was a little fairy princess aged girl. I'd say she was about 3. Probably a year or so younger than Katie. She had on a too-big swim suit which showed tons of her skin and I could see her MASSIVE racer-back swimsuit shaped SUNBURN. From her shoulders to her neck, I could see grey & brown peeling skin exposing that bright red tender flesh underneath. The peeling areas were DEEP and her skin was still bright red along her arms and legs. All I want to know was, HOW DID HER MOTHER LET THAT HAPPEN? When she got burned, she was clearly in a swimsuit which means she was in a swimming situation. Where was the sunscreen? This little girl was fair with white-blond hair. I seriously felt a wave of nausea come over me when I saw her burns close-up. Could that be considered abuse/neglect? Maybe the dad was in charge when that happened.

4 comments:

K & M said...

wasn't the cluff clan was it?? They've been known to do that before... not so much the sunburn thing as much as the blowing-the-nose-in-the-water thing...

Kendra Leigh said...

This link says it can be considered neglect:
http://www.momlogic.com/2008/06/sun_burns_child_dad_goes_to_ja.php

Shel said...

This dude from Kentucky was just charged with child abuse for that...

http://www.imperfectparent.com/topics/2008/06/12/father-hit-with-charges-after-toddler-gets-sunburn/

I must say, the nose blow thing is gross but I was at the AF pool once with a friend and her kids. I was a 9 mo. pregnant whale in a bathing suit. We had lunch there and after we went back in the water, the 6 year old took in a bit much water and barfed all her lunch, mainly Doritos, into the water. I ran for the hills but the mom just let it get washed away, floating down current to unsuspecting patrons. Yup, need the Lame Mom sign.

The Pratts said...

Holy Gross! That is not right, their little skin is so sensitive and needs to be taken care of. I really think some moms don't know - maybe it is laziness though... maybe if she was the youngest of the lots of kids, she got the shaft for skin care. Sad!