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2013-05-15 08:55:50 AM  
See if people from those "pro-life" groups are willing to take the kid.
 
2013-05-15 08:58:57 AM  
She didn't even charge any money. Sure, a three year old isn't worth as much a baby, but still you could probably get at least one or two thousand.
 
2013-05-15 09:11:35 AM  

EvilEgg: She didn't even charge any money. Sure, a three year old isn't worth as much a baby, but still you could probably get at least one or two thousand.


I can't blame her really, ever been around a three year old?
 
2013-05-15 09:24:17 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: EvilEgg: She didn't even charge any money. Sure, a three year old isn't worth as much a baby, but still you could probably get at least one or two thousand.

I can't blame her really, ever been around a three year old?


I have two three year old boys.  They are often amusing and handy to have if you want a brutally honest critique.
 
2013-05-15 09:28:33 AM  
But, hey, mission accomplished right?  She definitely won't be responsible for this kid anymore now that CPS is gonna take it away right?  RIGHT?!?!

EvilEgg: I have two three year old boys.  They are often amusing and handy to have if you want a brutally honest critique.


Yea my 3 y.o. daughter is way more fun now than when she was a baby.
 
2013-05-15 09:33:30 AM  

EvilEgg: She didn't even charge any money. Sure, a three year old isn't worth as much a baby, but still you could probably get at least one or two thousand.


I traded one for a flat screen tv and a bag of weed once.
 
2013-05-15 09:51:15 AM  
Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.
 
2013-05-15 10:00:02 AM  

UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.


I can see considering it occasionally.  Actually trying to go through with it is a completely different story.
 
2013-05-15 10:15:44 AM  
Um, excuse me a minute. I just have to...check something....on another tab. BRB
 
2013-05-15 10:18:05 AM  

UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.


According to the article, pregnant and off her depression/anxiety meds. That can make people pretty messed up.

Here's a decent primer on prenatal depression:  http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/features/2012/why_isn_ t _anyone_talking_about_prenatal_depression_/pregnancy_and_prenatal_depr ession_why_didn_t_anyone_warn_me_i_would_feel_so_bad_.html

I hope she gets help and is able to resume being a functioning parent at some point. That does actually happen sometimes.
 
2013-05-15 10:19:56 AM  

EvilEgg: UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.

I can see considering it occasionally.  Actually trying to go through with it is a completely different story.


If you've never thought of offering yout 3-year-old up for free on Craigslist, you've never been a parent.

Actually doing it, though? Yeah, that's not good.
 
2013-05-15 10:20:24 AM  
We should all be born with our tubes tied.  There should be a $1000 charge and a 12th grade level math and reading test required to get them untied at age 18.
 
2013-05-15 10:21:29 AM  
Foxconn...
 
2013-05-15 10:21:59 AM  
They would probably get more for him on ebay.
 
2013-05-15 10:22:20 AM  
She then said she posted the ad while she was at her job in Humble and that she actually replied to several people about the adoption.

So....they're also going to go have a long talk with those people, right?  RIGHT?  Unless each of those people had already called the cops to report this woman, they need some investergation.
 
2013-05-15 10:23:32 AM  

mesmer242: UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.

According to the article, pregnant and off her depression/anxiety meds. That can make people pretty messed up.

Here's a decent primer on prenatal depression:  http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/features/2012/why_isn_ t _anyone_talking_about_prenatal_depression_/pregnancy_and_prenatal_depr ession_why_didn_t_anyone_warn_me_i_would_feel_so_bad_.html

I hope she gets help and is able to resume being a functioning parent at some point. That does actually happen sometimes.


I feel for her. That said, maybe she should have stayed on her meds, and added some birth control.

You do not need a second child. Stay healthy, and care for the one you've already been blessed with.
 
2013-05-15 10:26:13 AM  

Gonz: EvilEgg: UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.

I can see considering it occasionally.  Actually trying to go through with it is a completely different story.

If you've never thought of offering yout 3-year-old up for free on Craigslist, you've never been a parent.



That's what grandparents are for: "She's been asking and asking to spend time with Gamma!"

Yeah yeah, we're not all that lucky...
 
2013-05-15 10:28:30 AM  

namegoeshere: I feel for her. That said, maybe she should have stayed on her meds, and added some birth control.


Yeah that wouldnt have been an option for most until this year (thanks Obama) and as far as medicaid goes, the trouble it takes to get on it discourages most from getting on it...especially in Texas.
 
2013-05-15 10:28:33 AM  
Pretty tempting offer.

You get a kid without dealing with all the costs associated with childbirth plus the kid comes potty trained (hopefully).
 
2013-05-15 10:28:49 AM  
FTFA: Redus said she is pregnant and has not been able to take her medication to combat her depression and anxiety.

That's just what she needs.  Another baby.
 
2013-05-15 10:31:08 AM  

Aarontology: EvilEgg: She didn't even charge any money. Sure, a three year old isn't worth as much a baby, but still you could probably get at least one or two thousand.

I traded one for a flat screen tv and a bag of weed once.


Yeah, about that:

I want my TV and weed back. This three year old sucks.
 
2013-05-15 10:38:59 AM  

namegoeshere: mesmer242: UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.

According to the article, pregnant and off her depression/anxiety meds. That can make people pretty messed up.

Here's a decent primer on prenatal depression:  http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/features/2012/why_isn_ t _anyone_talking_about_prenatal_depression_/pregnancy_and_prenatal_depr ession_why_didn_t_anyone_warn_me_i_would_feel_so_bad_.html

I hope she gets help and is able to resume being a functioning parent at some point. That does actually happen sometimes.

I feel for her. That said, maybe she should have stayed on her meds, and added some birth control.

You do not need a second child. Stay healthy, and care for the one you've already been blessed with.


Her doctor was probably the one that told her it'd be ok to go off the meds. If she didn't have an issue the first time around (every pregnancy is so different), there'd be no way to know. Until recently, doctors thought pregnancy hormones protected against depression and a doctor who's not up to date on research will blithely take patients off their meds.

I found out about prenatal depression when I had a friend completely lose it during the first part of her pregnancy. She'd never had any signs of depression before other than not being able to handle taking birth control pills. That's the kicker - if you have emotional issues due to birth control, you're more likely to have emotional problems when you get pregnant. It's a catch-22 since it's easier for you to get pregnant from trying to rely on other methods. My friend made through it ok eventually, but is not willing to have another child. If she'd had a "normal" pregnancy the first go-round, she may have tried for a second - oblivious to the risk.

I never had any problems with depression during pregnancy so I had no idea it existed. Now I try to mention it whenever appropriate because it's not talked about and doctors only recently realized that there's a real basis for it. If any depressed pregnant women stumble upon this thread: You are not alone. Your brain is messing with you - you are a worthwhile person! Ask your doctor, your family and your friends for their help until you feel better and take meds if you need to.

/end psa
//resume snark
 
2013-05-15 10:41:02 AM  

UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.


For the next year, you're going to imagine it a LOT.

/Eventually, most of them DO turn 4.  And alcohol IS still legal.
 
2013-05-15 10:43:29 AM  

UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.


THIS
 
2013-05-15 10:43:30 AM  

megarian: Aarontology: EvilEgg: She didn't even charge any money. Sure, a three year old isn't worth as much a baby, but still you could probably get at least one or two thousand.

I traded one for a flat screen tv and a bag of weed once.

Yeah, about that:

I want my TV and weed back. This three year old sucks.


shiat like this is why I favorited you a while back.
/Keep it up.
 
2013-05-15 10:47:38 AM  
That's a hell of a way to keep the little shiats in line isn't it ?
" If you keep farking up like that, it's Craigslist for you, and you are gone ! "
 
2013-05-15 10:49:16 AM  

Aarontology: See if people from those "pro-life" groups are willing to take the kid.


Yes.
 
2013-05-15 10:53:24 AM  

cig-mkr: That's a hell of a way to keep the little shiats in line isn't it ?
" If you keep farking up like that, it's Craigslist for you, and you are gone ! "


My grandparents used the "sell you to gypsies" line.  In the 1970's I had no idea what the fark a gypsy was.
 
2013-05-15 11:09:05 AM  

orclover: cig-mkr: That's a hell of a way to keep the little shiats in line isn't it ?
" If you keep farking up like that, it's Craigslist for you, and you are gone ! "

My grandparents used the "sell you to gypsies" line.  In the 1970's I had no idea what the fark a gypsy was.


I'm ancient, and in the early 50's a man used to buy rags and scrap metal from his horse drawn cart.
That's where I was headed if I didn't straighten up and fly right.
 
2013-05-15 11:11:13 AM  

cig-mkr: orclover: cig-mkr: That's a hell of a way to keep the little shiats in line isn't it ?
" If you keep farking up like that, it's Craigslist for you, and you are gone ! "

My grandparents used the "sell you to gypsies" line.  In the 1970's I had no idea what the fark a gypsy was.

I'm ancient, and in the early 50's a man used to buy rags and scrap metal from his horse drawn cart.
That's where I was headed if I didn't straighten up and fly right.


I bow respectively, to your onion belt.
 
2013-05-15 11:11:23 AM  

cig-mkr: orclover: cig-mkr: That's a hell of a way to keep the little shiats in line isn't it ?
" If you keep farking up like that, it's Craigslist for you, and you are gone ! "

My grandparents used the "sell you to gypsies" line.  In the 1970's I had no idea what the fark a gypsy was.

I'm ancient, and in the early 50's a man used to buy rags and scrap metal from his horse drawn cart.
That's where I was headed if I didn't straighten up and fly right.


But did you have to leave a card in the window for the iceman?  My grandma used to tell me about the card.
 
2013-05-15 11:12:36 AM  
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Michael Scott just can't catch a break
 
2013-05-15 11:21:13 AM  

EvilEgg: cig-mkr: orclover: cig-mkr: That's a hell of a way to keep the little shiats in line isn't it ?
" If you keep farking up like that, it's Craigslist for you, and you are gone ! "

My grandparents used the "sell you to gypsies" line.  In the 1970's I had no idea what the fark a gypsy was.

I'm ancient, and in the early 50's a man used to buy rags and scrap metal from his horse drawn cart.
That's where I was headed if I didn't straighten up and fly right.

But did you have to leave a card in the window for the iceman?  My grandma used to tell me about the card.


No we didn't have an icebox, but I do remember getting chips of ice from the iceman though and the milkman would leave ice chips in the milkbox too.
 
2013-05-15 11:22:51 AM  

orclover: cig-mkr: orclover: cig-mkr: That's a hell of a way to keep the little shiats in line isn't it ?
" If you keep farking up like that, it's Craigslist for you, and you are gone ! "

My grandparents used the "sell you to gypsies" line.  In the 1970's I had no idea what the fark a gypsy was.

I'm ancient, and in the early 50's a man used to buy rags and scrap metal from his horse drawn cart.
That's where I was headed if I didn't straighten up and fly right.

I bow respectively, to your onion belt.


You aren't on my lawn are you ?
 
2013-05-15 11:23:31 AM  

EvilEgg: IdBeCrazyIf: EvilEgg: She didn't even charge any money. Sure, a three year old isn't worth as much a baby, but still you could probably get at least one or two thousand.

I can't blame her really, ever been around a three year old?

I have two three year old boys.  They are often amusing and handy to have if you want a brutally honest critique.


Daddy: Hey little Tommy, how does mommy's butt look in that dress???

Tommy:  Heeee hee....really biiig! *chortle*

Mommy: *glare*
 
2013-05-15 11:27:33 AM  
Clearly she was/is not in the rational frame of mind that one should be when they consider giving a child up for adoption.

With that being said, was she actually doing anything illegal? Private adoptions are actually a thing. You see people advertising that they are looking for someone (generally a pregnant women) who is wanting to find adoptive parents for their child. I am sure MMV depending on jurisdiction, but I believe this is all generally ok as long as the mother is not profiting. I didn't see anything in the ad that indicated that she was looking for money or trying to complete the transaction without the proper legal process.
 
2013-05-15 11:28:25 AM  

mama2tnt: UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.

For the next year, you're going to imagine it a LOT.

/Eventually, most of them DO turn 4.  And alcohol IS still legal.


You mean 3 is worse than 2?  *sigh*

Daughter turned 3 today.

Actually she's a sweet girl, just a bit whiney.
 
2013-05-15 11:30:40 AM  

EvilEgg: cig-mkr: orclover: cig-mkr: That's a hell of a way to keep the little shiats in line isn't it ?
" If you keep farking up like that, it's Craigslist for you, and you are gone ! "

My grandparents used the "sell you to gypsies" line.  In the 1970's I had no idea what the fark a gypsy was.

I'm ancient, and in the early 50's a man used to buy rags and scrap metal from his horse drawn cart.
That's where I was headed if I didn't straighten up and fly right.

But did you have to leave a card in the window for the iceman?  My grandma used to tell me about the card.


She should get rid of the kid, if he isn't willing to sell newspapers on street corners.
He could save up from that job for an axe and wagon so he can start his firewood company.

Lazy slacker kids these days.

/On a serious note, I am glad he is with his dad.
 
2013-05-15 11:35:46 AM  

Aarontology: See if people from those "pro-life" groups are willing to take the kid.


I'm sure the excuse of being off her meds is something you, and most Farkers, can relate to.
 
2013-05-15 11:37:58 AM  
I have a solution.  Or really, it is more of a modest proposal...
 
2013-05-15 11:44:40 AM  

Gergesa: I have a solution.  Or really, it is more of a modest proposal...


Mr. Smith, I've been meaning to Pope you a question.
 
2013-05-15 12:50:12 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: You mean 3 is worse than 2?  *sigh*

Daughter turned 3 today.

Actually she's a sweet girl, just a bit whiney.


Totally depends on the kid.  My 6 year old is an absolute angel and has been since he was born.  My 2.5 year old makes me tear my hair out at least once a day.
 
2013-05-15 02:04:32 PM  
FTFA: "Honey, I think you need to talk to the lord before making a decision like that."
What if the Lord responded, "Fark that kid! Put his ass on craigslist!"
 
2013-05-15 02:18:33 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: mama2tnt: UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.

For the next year, you're going to imagine it a LOT.

/Eventually, most of them DO turn 4.  And alcohol IS still legal.

You mean 3 is worse than 2?  *sigh*

Daughter turned 3 today.

Actually she's a sweet girl, just a bit whiney.



Mine turned 3 without incident and I was all, "I am an awesome parent! My child never even breathed a sigh of the terrible twos! WOOOO me!"  Three hours later he realized he was 3 and grew an attitude.  He'll be 4 in October and people keep telling me it'll get better.

He's a great kid but holy hell he can whine.  And the temper tantrums! GAH!
 
2013-05-15 02:37:44 PM  

calm like a bomb: EdNortonsTwin: You mean 3 is worse than 2?  *sigh*

Daughter turned 3 today.

Actually she's a sweet girl, just a bit whiney.

Totally depends on the kid.  My 6 year old is an absolute angel and has been since he was born.  My 2.5 year old makes me tear my hair out at least once a day.


With my son, 3 has indeed been worse than 2. I thought we'd dodged a bullet when we made it through "the terrible twos" reasonably unscathed but had no idea that we were in for so much more (seriously, nobody tells you this shiat before you have kids!).

I read something once that said "3 is 2 with intent", which is exactly the problem. When your 2 year old acts up you can just attribute it to him being 2 and not understanding things. But then they turn 3 and you KNOW they understand what you mean but they act up anyway just to get a reaction.

And the tantrums, my god...

He will flip the fark out over literally anything and it's impossible to predict what will set him off (side note, this is hilarious because it's true).

/has had days where I've considered giving away my child.
//would never actually do it though. He's still pretty farking adorable a lot of the time (lucky for him!) and he will eventually turn 4.
///I feel for the mom in TFA, it's hard enough dealing with a toddler when you have another parent around and are on your meds, to not have those AND be pregnant too? Gotta be rough.
 
2013-05-15 02:39:59 PM  

mama2tnt: UberDave: Neighbors were used to seeing the little boy playing with his toy cars and chickens outside his mom's home in Huffman.

Well, that explains things.  Mention of that area needs to accompany Alan Jackson music...or banjo music.

My son turns 3 tomorrow.  I can't even begin to imagine how totally farked up one would have to be to remotely consider getting rid of their kid.

For the next year, you're going to imagine it a LOT.

/Eventually, most of them DO turn 4.  And alcohol IS still legal.



Oh, he's crazy active already.  I can't tell if he is a supper genius or insane - around two years old, he figured out the cabinet locks in the bathroom.  I thought, "holy crap he's smart!".  Then I figured out he wanted in there so he could eat the bar soap.

But yeah, I'm already locking down anything that can be used to create fire.
 
2013-05-15 04:04:51 PM  
When my youngest went through his year-long phase of smearing his poop everywhere, I indulged myself with a few fantasies of tossing his poopy little butt in the trash can. To actually act on giving your child away to strangers... this woman is clearly unfit to have a child, meds or no. And she's pregnant again? I hope they take the new one away immediately.
 
2013-05-16 08:14:22 AM  

orclover: We should all be born with our tubes tied.  There should be a $1000 charge and a 12th grade level math and reading test required to get them untied at age 18.


^totally agree.
 
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