One problem with a Web site called “Parents Behaving Badly” is that there’s never any upside. Indeed, there were times in the past I shitcanned this blog solely for that reason. Who wants to read depressing stories about the harm done to kids, day in and day out? Judging from my recent stats, the answer is: waaaay too many people. So I apologize for dropping this next story in your lap before you’ve sucked down your first mug of joe. Just remember: You asked for it, ya rubber-neckers.
Today’s first tragedy comes from hot tipper Mrs. G, and centers on Jim Junior Nice of Twin Falls, Idaho, who has pleaded guilty to killing his 6-year-old twins and his 2-year-old daughter. The 35-year-old loser’s method of disposal? He fed his children rat poison. But it’s okay! Because, see, Nice was doing them a favor by sparing the kids from his nasty divorce proceedings with their mom!
Does Nice really believe that crap? I think, on a superficial level, that he does. Below that surface, however, the motivation can’t be anything other than hate. Nice wasn’t “saving” his kids from a brutal divorce; he was hitting his soon-to-be ex where he knew it would hurt the most. And, just as an abuser blames his spouse for “making” him beat her, I’m sure that in his mind Nice laid the blame for his murderous actions on his wife’s doorstep. (“If she hadn’t been such a manipulative bitch…”)
Sadly, what’s done is done. I’m not even comforted knowing that Nice will spend the rest of his life rotting in jail for his crimes. What would comfort me? Well, a Rat Poison Dacquiri doesn’t strike me as a bad idea…