Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bad mom? Haul her into court

Don't miss this morning's AP article in the Northwest Herald about a $50,000 lawsuit by two adult children against their mother.

Oh, for shame. Just look at what that mother failed to do for her children:

She didn't send "care packages" to her son when he was in college;
She wouldn't buy her daughter a homecoming dress;
She didn't tuck money into birthday cards.

The AP article says, "Cook County judge Kathy Flanagan previously said the lawsuit amounts to the siblings 'suing their mother for bad mothering'." Judge Flanagan tossed the lawsuit by the kids, but they appealed to the Appellate Court. The Appellate Court tossed it, too.

The kids were obviously deprived, having been raised by their father in a $1,500,000 home (or was it just a "house"?). An ABC News article said that the mother, Kimberly Garrity, had threatened to call the police on her son, when he was 7 and refused to buckle up.

What did she do wrong at that time? She should have called the police!

What's your take on this? Think the kids, Steven Miner, now 23, and Kathryn Miner, 20, are spoiled? Just a little? A lot?

Give me a break! Suing your mom because she didn't put money in a birthday card? The judge should have gone down the throat of the lawyer who filed that lawsuit. The judge shouldn't have any trouble finding him; he is the kids' father.

All this reminded me of the kid who told his boss, "Why don't you pay me what I'm worth?" To which the boss replied, "I would, but they have minimum wage laws in this state!"

OK, Mom. On the next birthday, glue a shiny penny onto each birthday card.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Oh my Gus, I'm in shock reading this. What is wrong with these kids?!? They think they had a bad child hood because they didn't get money in their birthday cards? What about the kids that are out there that are truly being neglected and abused??? This makes me SICK!