Show of hands – at the ripe old age of 10, how many of you were able to read every single word in a book with zero problems? That’s what I thought, not many. It’s a good thing none of us were raised by Hope Askew (42) of Houston, TX because she’s got an interesting way of dealing with her daughter’s reading flubs – smack her in the face with a hot iron.
On April 11th, Askew was ironing clothes at her home while her daughter was reading a book. The girl was having a little trouble and was reading some of the words incorrectly which so enraged her mother that she hit her twice on the left side of her face with the hot iron she was using on her clothes. As I’m sure you can guess mommy dearest didn’t bother to seek treatment for her daughter’s burns. The little girl told the school nurse the injury happened when she hit a hot skillet at home which clearly is a completely unbelievable story, thank goodness. Now, I’ll be the first to admit I get frustrated when my older son struggles with something we’ve worked on and he really should know, I’ve wanted to scream at the top of my lungs but that never accomplishes much and I would imagine inflicting physical injury would accomplish even less.
A family member reported the incident to CPS and Askew was arrested and charged with injury to a child. Her bond is set at $10,000. Hopefully she won’t get a job in the prison laundry….
Thanks to Robin for the tip!