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(Daily Mail)   Mother of the Year contender: "I gave my daughter to Social Services so I could get drunk" (w/pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 59
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2013-08-28 11:19:28 PM
That has to be one of the most level headed and responsible decisions she could have made. Was it selfish? Sure. But less so than if she just binge drank while neglecting her kid.
 
2013-08-28 11:33:56 PM
Uh... Thanks for not destroying your daughter's life too, I commend you for having the momentary mental clarity to decide not to give your kid a childhood of neglect and abuse.
 
2013-08-28 11:57:37 PM
Could be worse

/could have just murdered her
//and gotten away with it
 
2013-08-29 01:48:08 AM
FTFH: "I gave away my little girl so I could get drunk"

You can do this? Why didn't anybody tell me? I thought I had to wait until my kids were grown.
 
2013-08-29 02:58:31 AM
anyone else think sterility should be default and parenthood should be a conscious choice?
 
2013-08-29 02:59:46 AM
Does is work for spouses too?

/the more you know
 
2013-08-29 03:00:21 AM
it

/morning in Stuttgart
 
2013-08-29 03:06:28 AM
That's some pretty determined alcoholism there.
 
2013-08-29 03:07:28 AM
Good.

So long as she isn't allowed to get her back.
 
2013-08-29 03:09:28 AM

Philbb: FTFH: "I gave away my little girl so I could get drunk"

You can do this? Why didn't anybody tell me? I thought I had to wait until my kids were grown.


You do.  Sorry.

This woman (who I'll bet is a blast to knock a few back with) did her kid a favor.
 
2013-08-29 03:11:24 AM
That's actually a remarkably good decision for a useless drunk.
 
2013-08-29 03:14:48 AM
God, I feel so bad for that little girl. Her looks just aren't going in the right direction at all.
 
2013-08-29 03:16:53 AM
What a horrible thing to do. A healthy white baby can fetch thousands on the black market, and that kind of scratch can fund a bender to end all benders. She just gives the child away. This biatch disgusts me.
 
2013-08-29 03:29:05 AM
Drinking Tips and other War Stories.
/NatLamp.
 
2013-08-29 03:42:46 AM
It's the state's child, anyway. If your parents had a marriage license and you have a birth certificate, guess what? You're a ward of the state. Congratulations!
 
2013-08-29 04:02:53 AM

lockers: That has to be one of the most level headed and responsible decisions she could have made. Was it selfish? Sure. But less so than if she just binge drank while neglecting her kid.


violentsalvation: Uh... Thanks for not destroying your daughter's life too, I commend you for having the momentary mental clarity to decide not to give your kid a childhood of neglect and abuse.


It's come to this, people.  10,000 years, and in this enlightened age we judge our executives-in-chief as "the lesser of two evils" and we say the above about society's mothers.  Kudos, humanity.  Kudos.

Came to post a similar sentiment as those two.
 
2013-08-29 04:04:10 AM
Pretty harrowing story.
 
2013-08-29 04:06:49 AM
It's the Daily Mail. There's a 50% chance the story is completely fabricated, and a 100% chance it's been embellished.
 
2013-08-29 04:09:29 AM
Dummy should have rented out her parking spaces for booze money.

Not exactly golden eggs she'd be laying but hey priorities.
 
2013-08-29 04:17:45 AM
...Lucy?

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2013-08-29 04:19:08 AM

Gunther: It's the Daily Mail. There's a 50% chance the story is completely fabricated, and a 100% chance it's been embellished.


Came here for this. Lot of gullible people still on Fark.
 
2013-08-29 04:26:23 AM
She "gave" the kid up to her father - not so tragic.
 
2013-08-29 04:40:30 AM
Better than getting drunk with her kid in the house, forcing the kid to take care of her mom.
 
2013-08-29 04:57:38 AM
So an addict put her child into a sane and safe situation, bottomed out, got clean, and then reconnected with her kid afterwards.

And Subby wants me to shame this woman in some way?
 
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2013-08-29 05:17:18 AM

Spaced Lion: ...Lucy?


Holy Christ, came here NOT AT ALL expecting this, yet still leaving very much satisfied.

Well done sir.
 
2013-08-29 06:00:38 AM

gonegirl: So an addict put her child into a sane and safe situation, bottomed out, got clean, and then reconnected with her kid afterwards.

And Subby wants me to shame this woman in some way?


So very much *this*. Well said, gonegirl.
 
2013-08-29 06:06:42 AM

autoredial: anyone else think sterility should be default and parenthood should be a conscious choice?


But but but the Species?
 
2013-08-29 06:10:06 AM
Alcoholism is a disease.  The fact that she had to deal with a sickness that tends to befuddle your decision making skills and still she had the wherewithal to realize her child would be better off with her father does indeed make her a contender for Mother of the Year.
 
2013-08-29 06:18:10 AM
Where's that taco kid? I was really expecting to see her.
 
2013-08-29 06:36:41 AM
So she sent the kid to live with dad because drinking was more important, almost drank herself to death, got sober, then came back swooping in like " Oh Mummy's back, Mummy is the greatest mummy ever. Love love love"?

IMO if you fark up that badly, you've lost your right to be a parent. I'm sure she's given that kid lots of issues to discuss with her shrink
 
2013-08-29 07:39:20 AM

QueenMamaBee: IMO if you fark up that badly, you've lost your right to be a parent. I'm sure she's given that kid lots of issues to discuss with her shrink


At least those issues aren't "here's everything bad that happened to me or that my mom missed out on while she was drunk off her ass for the first 18 years of my life".
 
2013-08-29 07:49:56 AM
I realize she sent the child away (to her mom, to school, to her dad) many times to allow herself to drink, BUT it's also clear that she knew drinking around the child was wrong. So, on some level, this mother was doing what was right. She didn't choose drinking as much as assumed she didn't have a choice but to drink.
 
2013-08-29 07:51:22 AM

lockers: That has to be one of the most level headed and responsible decisions she could have made. Was it selfish? Sure. But less so than if she just binge drank while neglecting her kid.


true, she is a high level of stupid, but at least she was sober and sensible enough to think "hey, they'll likely take my kid away if I'm always piss drunk, may as well beat them to the punch"

/does smart thing then heads off for the dumb
 
2013-08-29 08:04:34 AM

gadian: QueenMamaBee: IMO if you fark up that badly, you've lost your right to be a parent. I'm sure she's given that kid lots of issues to discuss with her shrink

At least those issues aren't "here's everything bad that happened to me or that my mom missed out on while she was drunk off her ass for the first 18 years of my life".


Abandonment issues will make up for that.
 
2013-08-29 08:08:25 AM
Before you "I am far uperior" Farkers start to judge, take a step back and think about the level of commitment it takes for someone to give up their child so they can continue to drink.  I ask, which came first, her addiction to drinking or the child?  Actually, if one looks at the situation, I think the child was the selfish one in this story.  Why should our heroine change her lifestyle just because of some stupid kid who in all likelihood is never going to be appreciative of anything that is done on her behalf?

 I say "Cheers Mate!"
 
2013-08-29 08:18:05 AM
Well.. she was honest. Her daughter will still be angry.
 
2013-08-29 08:27:44 AM
She writes the article herself, and probably gets paid a few grand for it. She could spend it all on booze of she wants. It's her money, after all.
 
2013-08-29 08:27:59 AM

QueenMamaBee: So she sent the kid to live with dad because drinking was more important, almost drank herself to death, got sober, then came back swooping in like " Oh Mummy's back, Mummy is the greatest mummy ever. Love love love"?

IMO if you fark up that badly, you've lost your right to be a parent. I'm sure she's given that kid lots of issues to discuss with her shrink


Not really. More like, "Mummy, can I live with you, please? Dad's got replacement kids now."
At least with alcoholism you can tell when the crazy train is about to return. Not so with schizoid and evil.
 
2013-08-29 08:39:06 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Could be worse

/could have just murdered her
//and gotten away with it


That was the first place my mind went.
 
2013-08-29 08:39:52 AM
EABOD Subby
 
2013-08-29 08:46:56 AM

E5bie: QueenMamaBee: So she sent the kid to live with dad because drinking was more important, almost drank herself to death, got sober, then came back swooping in like " Oh Mummy's back, Mummy is the greatest mummy ever. Love love love"?

IMO if you fark up that badly, you've lost your right to be a parent. I'm sure she's given that kid lots of issues to discuss with her shrink

Not really. More like, "Mummy, can I live with you, please? Dad's got replacement kids now."
At least with alcoholism you can tell when the crazy train is about to return. Not so with schizoid and evil.


With my alcoholic dad, the crazy train never left. Joy joy joy.
 
2013-08-29 08:56:29 AM

QueenMamaBee: IMO if you fark up that badly, you've lost your right to be a parent. I'm sure she's given that kid lots of issues to discuss with her shrink


At least she had the forthright knowledge to know getting her drank on with a kid was wrong
 
2013-08-29 09:36:46 AM

autoredial: anyone else think sterility should be default and parenthood should be a conscious choice?


No, but can I interest you in trying our suicide booth?
 
2013-08-29 09:38:07 AM

ultraholland: What a horrible thing to do. A healthy white baby can fetch thousands on the black market, and that kind of scratch can fund a bender to end all benders. She just gives the child away. This biatch disgusts me.


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2013-08-29 09:43:23 AM
I'm not going to praise this woman for "making a responsible decision." A responsible decision would have been to go to rehab. Giving your child away so you can keep getting drunk is not going to "save" the child. It's just going to give her a second complex to add to the one she already has from living with a drunk parent. And then, once she's had time to build a new life, suddenly her attention whore Mum wants her back and she's expected to be happy and grateful about it. She's not old enough to know better. She's not old enough to say "fark off, biatch, you had your chance." And she has most certainly not forgiven anything, she just feels obligated to say she has so Mum can have her moment of "redemption in the newspaper".

Look at that little girl's face. The forced, closed-lipped smile. The sad eyes. I know that expression well.

I hope she gets the help she needs. And that she already has a support system in place before Mumsie gets bored with dressing up the dollie and wants her gone again.
 
2013-08-29 10:18:06 AM
QueenMamaBee:
With my alcoholic dad, the crazy train never left. Joy joy joy.

My sympathies. That's horrible. Some (not all) people do change when they get sober though. OTOH the crazy and the asinine are at higher risk of developing alcoholism in the first place, in which case getting sober gives them the opportunity to start addressing their other problems (if they will).
 
2013-08-29 10:31:03 AM

gglibertine: I'm not going to praise this woman for "making a responsible decision." A responsible decision would have been to go to rehab. Giving your child away so you can keep getting drunk is not going to "save" the child. It's just going to give her a second complex to add to the one she already has from living with a drunk parent. And then, once she's had time to build a new life, suddenly her attention whore Mum wants her back and she's expected to be happy and grateful about it. She's not old enough to know better. She's not old enough to say "fark off, biatch, you had your chance." And she has most certainly not forgiven anything, she just feels obligated to say she has so Mum can have her moment of "redemption in the newspaper".

Look at that little girl's face. The forced, closed-lipped smile. The sad eyes. I know that expression well.

I hope she gets the help she needs. And that she already has a support system in place before Mumsie gets bored with dressing up the dollie and wants her gone again.


At 11 years old the girl knows what's up. Mum gave her up to continue drinking. Mum nearly died from drinking. Mum sobered up as a condition of visiting Italy. If girl stays with Mum forever, Mum will stay sober and alive.
Absolute best case scenario, Mum stays clean and finds a new reason to do so within the next ten years.
Otherwise this crap will consume broad swaths of only-child-dearest's adulthood.
 
2013-08-29 10:32:09 AM
An acquaintance of mine is a lady who is on her 7th marriage (she's 50-ish now).

She had kids with one husband, then couldn't deal with the situation and left after finding another guy ... then had another kid that she couldn't cope with and left again.

2 out of the 3 kids seem okay. The remaining kid has some serious psychological issues and is in jail for several cases of arson with major damage.

This is one of the instances where you really wish that parenting licenses were real.
 
2013-08-29 10:46:52 AM

E5bie: QueenMamaBee:
With my alcoholic dad, the crazy train never left. Joy joy joy.

My sympathies. That's horrible. Some (not all) people do change when they get sober though. OTOH the crazy and the asinine are at higher risk of developing alcoholism in the first place, in which case getting sober gives them the opportunity to start addressing their other problems (if they will).


He's sober now, but only because he has Traumatic Brain Injury from a work accident, and my stepmom keeps a tight leash on him now.

A coworker's son is crazy (schizophrenic, I believe), an alcoholic and a drug addict. I wouldn't wish that kind of hell on anyone. But, she enables it.... so I can't throw a lot of sympathy her way.
 
2013-08-29 10:53:37 AM

Mandapants: An acquaintance of mine is a lady who is on her 7th marriage (she's 50-ish now).

She had kids with one husband, then couldn't deal with the situation and left after finding another guy ... then had another kid that she couldn't cope with and left again.

2 out of the 3 kids seem okay. The remaining kid has some serious psychological issues and is in jail for several cases of arson with major damage.

This is one of the instances where you really wish that parenting licenses were real.


My dad is on his fifth marriage. Two kids (me and my half-brother, he's from Dad's first marriage). My brother is an alcoholic, pretty much a drifter working crappy-paying jobs although he does have a degree from DeVry. I'm fairly okay, although I have a lot of alcoholic friends and exes that I try to "fix."... hmm... never helps. My best friend is 18 months sober.... although that was all his doing.
 
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