Wednesday, October 22, 2008

so disgusted

Well, I had planned on sharing some fun fall pics this morning. However, what I just witnessed at my daughter's school has me so disgusted that I can't think of anything else right now. I share this, not just so that I can vent. But because I think it's something important enough to bring up and make people aware of.

As I was walking out of my daughter's school there was a boy standing outside crying, visibly upset, standing by himself. I was about to stop and go back in and tell the school when I realized there was a woman walking away, who kept turning back and motioning to "go in" as she was walking to her car. I kept thinking "why doesn't she walk him in if he's this upset" But, I'm not his mom. She walked to her car and I thought "is she going to leave the parking lot with her son just standing there?! Doesn't she want to make sure he gets in the school?" As I thought that, another girl got out of the car, probably his sister (but WAY old enough to know better), and yelled to him "Get in the school you retard!" Now, she was a good 20 ft from me, and it's probably a good thing that she was. But even being that far away it goes to show you just how LOUD she yelled the "R" word. I looked at her and said "Wow, that was real nice". And all this happened as I was walking my 4 year old to the car. Great. Now he knows that word, too. However, my son saw how visibly upset I was and we talked about how we never, never, NEVER EVER use that word. Still...damage was done.

Now, this kid was clearly a special needs child. Get that..."special"?? I don't think his family gets that. Now, I'm not here to judge. I don't have a special needs child so I do not presume to know the challenges. However, I can say for certainty that I would never call my child that name and treat him/her so callously. As they went to get him into the school, he began to run. And I heard his mom and "sister" (whoever she was) yelling at him. I was about to go back into the school when I saw the school's counselor come out.

Let me tell you, this happened nearly an hour ago and I am still sick to my stomach. Sick to know that this child lives in this kind of environment. I just don't understand. I guess I'm not that kind of person. I'm just glad my daughter didn't witness it because she probably would have been crying at how this boy was treated.


Tami said...

Oh my gosh! That is awful! That mom needs a swift kick in the you know what. How can you treat your child or ANY child like that? That poor little boy. If they treat him like that in public I can't imagine how they treat him at home. Shame on the mom. This just makes me sad.

Carol said...

That is terrible. Unfortunately, it's true that we all treat our own kids worse than we treat others' kids, but that is bad. I hope his day ends better than it started.

Anonymous said...

I know this does not help now, but mom always told me that what goes around will come back around right back at you. So, you better do unto others, as you would want them to do unto you. I have always lived by this golden rule and this is what I teach my children. Sorry for the young girl because she seems to be a duplicate of her mom. I will keep this little boy in my prayers. Kellie

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