I am so completely appalled by this news story that I don’t think I can write an actual post about it. It just makes me so upset, and I can only say the tired cliche of Some People should never have children. Ever. I mean, honestly, does this woman have any kind of common sense, or does she even care for her child?? That baby is the same age as Parker. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best mom (in fact, I left him in his carseat in the living room because he’s asleep and i didn’t want to deal with getting him out and probably waking him up and I wanted to eat lunch in peace… so he’s still strapped into the carseat right now. At least I didn’t leave him in the car, right???). However, as bad a mom that I think I am, I can’t imagine using my own tiny, fragile baby as a physical weapon!! I hope this woman never gets to see this baby — or the other 4 children taken out of the house — ever again. I hope all five children will find people who truely love them and care for them and would never consider putting them in danger. That, my friends, is being a parent.