A child is literally dragged into a pond by an alligator and killed. At Disney World, of all places! The most magical place in the world. The week before Fathers Day a father has to literally fight an alligator to try to save his 2 year old sons life, and wasn’t able to do it. That man had to come out of the water knowing his son had been killed by an animal right in front him. A mother had to stand and witness her baby be taken away from her in a tragic way. Those parents had to leave Disney World without their child.
Now parents around the world have the nerve to shame and blame these parents. How dare you?!
How dare you act like your perfect parenting is even existent first of all and secondly who are you to make such harsh judgements on someone?
Accidents happen on a daily basis, usually multiple times a day with children. It is our duty as parents to protect them from harms way, but we can’t protect them from everything and when someone has to endure this kind of pain and tragedy the last thing that needs to be said or done is a list of alternative plans of action the parents “should have done” and the accusations of letting their child play unsupervised. How many times have I let my daughter play near a pond, or go on little hikes in the woods with us, play outside?! Too many times to count! If I was staying at that Disney World resort I can promise you we would have been down near that lake checking it out! Those parents never ever imagined what was about to take place!
We need to band together as loving humans and parents to help this family. Parenting is a tough job!
I. can. not. Imagine having to go through something this traumatic in my life ever, especially with my children. But the thought of the reaction of the world is just as frightening.
And did I really see a meme about the situation today.. Yes I did. ? not one single ounce of that tragedy is funny. NOT ONE. Shame on every person who is sharing and contributing to that sort of idiotic behavior. I certainly hope those parents don’t see all the horrible memes people continue to share.
Let’s worry about people like Casey Anthony. You want to talk about parenting on social media and spread memes, Let’s spread more memes and negativity about her. A real murderer who deliberately harmed her child and killed her.
It has taken me almost a week to write this and I have gone back and forth and whether or not I should post it. But today is Father’s Day and I won’t post it today but I will in a few days. I want to say I am so sorry to that family. I am so very sorry that you lost your baby, I’m so sorry that you only had one Father’s Day with your baby, I’m so sorry that you will have to live with this terrible tragedy your entire life, but what I am most sorry for is the social media and nationwide shaming and blaming we are doing. I will continue to pray for you and your family. You will always have a sweet baby angel looking over you forever.