Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A long way from perfection

I'm sorry, but when I read this headline "Mother who threw baby 'close to perfect'" and the accompanying article I just couldn't believe the gall of her defense counsel.

All parents can have bad days, suffer incredible frustrations, lack of sleep, fraying relationships and so on but there is such an incredible leap from thinking "I can't stand the sound of your cries" to taking your baby by the hand and flinging her across the room, delivering injuries which cause her death.

There's no such thing as a perfect parent, but even one "close to perfect" would never willingly cause her child's death. This woman will have to live with the pain and the consequences of her actions for the rest of her life - I wondered if she felt even greater pain hearing herself described in such terms. Or is that just me being naive again?

2 comments:

JCK said...

What I want to know is...how does that defense attorney live with himself? Unbelievable.

mountainmama said...

Exactly...I have to believe he doesn't have kids.

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