Some quickies from the world of bad parenting to round out your day. Thanks to Sinthyia for the link round-up.
– Police in Rotarua, New Zealand stopped a car when they noticed it driving erratically. Inside, they found four kids aged 5 to 14. The 14-year-old was behind the wheel. Where was mom? In the passenger’s seat, passed out. It seems that she had tried driving home, but the teenager took over when Mommy Dearest started falling asleep behind the wheel. Mum faces a small array of charges.
– A 15-month-old baby girl in Santa Clara, California got her parents into trouble when she swallowed their meth. Bad girl! Bad girl! 22-year-old Barbara Garcia, the mom, was arrested at the hospital (she was high on meth at the time!) and police picked up 48-year-old Richard Lopez, the dad, at the home.
– A Dubuque, Iowa couple were arrested after showing up high to enroll their kids (yes, PLURAL) in school. 35-year-old Brenda Brown and 43-year-old Paul Howes were picked up at Starmont High School in possession of marijuana and prescription medications sans prescription. Howes was also busted for driving while suspended. Hey, folks? I don’t want to harsh your mellow, but maybe you should wait until after you get the kids registered before you toke and pop? Just a suggestion. Feel free to ignore it…as you apparently already have.
Sigh. So much damage, so little time to blog it all…