Alrighty then! Hello class, today we have example number 3 of Parental Selfishness. Everyone gather round…
We have Keorattana Lo, 25 of Columbus Ohio (say that name five times real fast.) who apparently decided to leave her boyfriend, one Kimly Prak, 29. There are no details as to why she left or why leaving her 6 children with Kimly was her best option. Kimly had two children of his own, bringing the total children in the house to eight. (cue the Brady Bunch theme…off key and disjointed if you please.) According to family, the separation was temporary and had thrown Kimly out of whack.
Ya think? I bet the first glaring clue was when Mama Lo came to visit the children and an argument ensued between her and Kimly. The considerate bastard at least had the decency to have this argument in an upstairs bedroom away from the children. Even MORE considerate….he shot and killed Lo in the same bedroom and then killed himself. I mean hey, at least the kids didn’t SEE it. He was considerate I suppose , in the fact he didn’t go after the kids first. The selfish bastard couldnt just kill himself and be done with it…no, he had to kill the girlfriend too.
The oldest child in the house was 11 years old. She had the sense to grab the younger children, including an infant, and skedaddle to the neighbour’s house as soon as she heard gunshots. Good girl. They are lucky that Daddy Dearest didn’t decide to go on a killing rampage before offing himself like so many do.
Now, here comes my soapbox. Who ARE these FREAKS who seem to think their feelings and needs come before those of their children??? I grew up with this kind of shit and it simply makes me shake all over when I read this material over and over again. My mother had it in her head that the best place to find men to date was the local night club. She was always so devastated and surprised when they treated her like dirt and cheated on her. Do you know what chopped liver feels like? It’s that wonderful feeling when you spend you child hood evenings sitting in a hospital emergency room because your mother decided she would rather die than lose some punk ass guy. Apparently her child wasn’t worth living for. I suppose I should be thankful she never tried to take me with her.
This man had two children of his own and the responsibility of six more that I would like to hope he cared about before the woman walked out of his life. While heartbreak can be absolutely mind numbing, the CHILDREN must come first. In a moment of anger he has deprived these 8 children of both parents….and making all eight of them feel like chopped liver. Great job Dad. I bet Satan will have a wonderful award for you when you make it to Hell.
Thanks to Nicole for this one.