Originally Posted by thyra
AverysMomma - This child got hold of a RAZOR BLADE and could have KILLED herself on accident, and you think that everything is fine? I sure don't.
FTR - I never said I would call cps without first speaking to the parents about my concerns. I'm guessing the OP has already done that.
I'm very sorry that you don't feel like you can have friends b/c they might call cps on you, thats very sad. I don't live my life around what other people want me to do, but this sounds like a very dangerous situation - and the danger to this child sounds immediate considering the OP says she does this EVERY night. If I was this childs mother I would be doing some things differently and trying to get some help. And, cps doesn't always mean taking children away - it can mean some good serious help for parents who really need it - which these parents might - although thats when cps is at its best which it often isn't.
If you were this childs mother...it would be your place to DO something...you are not, it is none of your business. You want to go on a crusade to save kids who are in immediate danger?? Out there in the world right now, are MILLIONS of children starving, involved in sex trafficking, involved in slave labor....there are plenty of organizations you can join, to better spend your time, trying to "save kids".....you have no idea what these parents are doing for this little girl...they could be at their wits end, trying everything they can think of...and still not have a solution...you have NO idea. I didn't say that CPS was going to take their child away from them. CPS doesn't have to take your kid from you, to plunge you and your family into a hellish life of jumping through hoops to satsifying the state, to make them see that everything is okay. But you never know...some hysterical woman calls up and starts blubbering on about "Razor blades and they just don't care at aLL" and they could decide that this is worthy of taking the baby away. You don't know that. Oh, look, another thing you can add to the list of things you don't know about, in this situation. Meanwhile....has your baby been fed? When's the last time your babys diaper has been changed?? Lets start asking YOU questions about YOUR parenting....because, you know, no one is above suspicion here, I'd like to know what's going on in YOUR home, please....you know, just in case there is an aspect of your parenting that **I** don't think is up to snuff....is your child fully vaccinated? Because you know...some people think it's medical neglect, not to vaccinate your precious child...don't you want her to be safe...?
This is not any of your business, or mine, nor is it the business of the OP. Yes, the child got ahold of a razor blade and cut herself....and you know what? This weekend, I went to check the mail, and my 13 mos old, walked out the back door, CLOSED it behind her and walked away. When I came back up the stairs from the mailbox....I didn't know she had escaped, because she closed the door, as I had left it, to keep her inside....I thought she was still with my DH, DH thought she was with me....then, panic to find her...did NOT ocurr to us, that she could have left the house...found her, finally, at the top of a flight of stairs at my nieghbors house....this child hasn't been walking for a month and a half...we had NO idea she could do stairs..when we put her on them a week or so ago, she had no clue....she could have fallen EASILY and killed heself or suffered a brain injury.....so, how TERRBILE are we?? Huh? Shouldn't someone call CPS??
And NO. I didn't mean to say, that it is because I fear CPS that I don't have a lot of friends....it is not CPS, but rather this THING which people seem to be infected with these days, this disgusting and irrepressable urge that people seem to have, to blur the boundries of social relationships and live comfortably in this nanny state, where government is holy and can do as they please.
The point is...yes, I agree, something has to be done....but you know what, there is not an intentional abuse taking place here and I HIGHLY doubt that these parents just don't care about their two year old...we have NO idea what's going on, what they've done to try and protect this little girl or how they feel about her escaping like this....we have NO idea....but you know, just to be safe....let's throw them into the system, let's invite THAT into their lives.
I'm telling you....uuuuuhh. Maddening.