Once you become a parent, it’s like every time you pick up the newspaper or turn on the TV-or in my case read the teleprompter-there are always tragic stories involving children. And it makes you sick. I cannot get recent headlines out of my head… Toddler squeezed to death by python, Baby dies from 100 small animal bites… and I won’t even detail horrific stories of child abuse that come to mind. I know it’s reality and you can’t ignore it, but since becoming a mom I definitely don’t invite it. A movie about a girl with cancer whose parents have another child to save her, I’ll pass. Any horror movie from Children of the Corn to that new flick called Orphan coming out this weekend. It involves a family adopting a possessed child… no thanks! I don’t need Hollywood to make up something terrible when real stuff happens every day. It’s tough enough to read stories like this privately, even worse when you’re sharing them on-camera during a newscast. My heart breaks every week for another family.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 12
This post was written by Tara on July 21, 2009