You know something that seriously pisses me off? I have this neighbor, I will be calling her Cunt from now on if I write about her. She has a little kiddo, he's 5 or at the most, 6. I hate the way she talks to him. He rarely gets to come outside. If she comes outside and he follows, you know what me, everyone in my place and the rest of the neighborhood hears?
"GET YOUR FUCKING ASS BACK IN THE HOUSE! DID I TELL YOUR STUPID ASS YOU COULD COME OUT HERE? GET THE FUCK BACK INSIDE DUMB ASS!"
To a fucking 5 or 6 year old? Come on bitch. You can hear her in the mornings and early in the afternoon, screaming at her kids. Cussing them a blue streak. Calling them names. Screaming at them in a way that you shouldn't talk to anyone, let alone your young children. It's not my business how anyone raises their kids, I know. I wouldn't even know it went on if she didn't do it outside. Every fucking day. It pisses me off.
Really, I'd love to grab a branch off of a tree and swing it at her head like a baseball bat. I'd love to get in her face. I've been outside, either smoking or on my cell phone, a time or three when she's been out there ranting, cussing, screaming and name calling. I've stood there glaring at her and she's seen me. She stared me down the first time I was out there after she had pulled that shit and y'all have no idea how bad I was hoping she would say something to me as she stared me down. That would have been invitation enough for me to say something.
I don't care what kind of shit she has going on in her life. I wouldn't have a clue. All I know is she seems to be home all day and she likes to yell, cuss, call names and kick inanimate objects. I don't care what kind of problems she has in her life. I don't care if her life sucks. I don't care if she's had 23 pet cats die in the last year. I don't give a shit if the reason she's home all day is because she lost a job. I don't fucking care what her situation is. It doesn't give her an excuse to take anything out on a little kid. What can a 5 or 6 year old kid do against that? Nothing. It's not good to grow up and see that. It's bad for a child to grow up thinking that's how everyone acts. It's bad for a child to grow up being called a dumb ass, worthless, stupid, shithead and any and every other negative thing you can come up with like that.
I have a friend who has almost nothing to do with his mother now that he's older. He's 24 and hasn't seen his mom since he was 19 and moved out. She used to scream at him, call him vile names. She was verbally abusive and physically abusive. I will never forget the time I was at his house and she came in from work, pissed from the day she had and threw a glass at him. Then called him a cocksucker because he hadn't taken the trash out yet. Then went on to call him more names and bitch about how worthless he was. It wasn't the trash that was the issue. He was just what she took things out on and the trash was the excuse for her to go off on him. I always felt bad for him and rarely went over there. I never understood how he could just take it but he always said he was afraid it would be worse if he said or did anything. She often threw glasses, plates, mugs, remote controls and other objects she could grab and throw quickly when she was yelling at him, blowing off steam. She called him cocksucker, shithead, worthless, piece of shit, pathetic, waste of flesh and tons of other things. Now he's older and had some therapy and realizes he never did anything wrong to deserve anything she said and did to him. Now she wonders why he doesn't want anything to do with her. He hasn't seen her in 5 years and he only talks to her once a month. I remember when he was 21, he wanted to talk to her about the way she had treated him. She had laughed at him and told him to get over, she could have been worse. She told him to be happy that she hadn't been worse, to be happy that he didn't have it as bad as other kids did. So, he doesn't want to be around her now.
Why, as a parent, would you do that to your child? I don't understand parents who do that. Why would you even accept the responsibility of raising another life if you're just going to treat that life like shit? I don't understand why anyone would verbally or physically abuse a child. I really don't.
*Sigh* I don't expect anyone to explain this and make it make sense. Even if you can explain the reasons why people do these things (resentment, bitterness, anger and on and on...) I'm still not going to understand how they could take it out on a child. Though feel free to comment and let me know what you've got to say. I always love hearing opinions and insight from others.
Have a great weekend y'all.