Postcards from Mommywood: There Ought To Be a Law
It should be illegal for idiots to have a child.
Why is it that you need a license to drive a car or own a dog, but any idiot can be a parent?
This is something that I’ve often thought about over the past four years as I’ve come to understand that nothing you’ve done previously prepares you for the life-changing experience of raising a child. Thankfully, a lot of love, a healthy dose of common sense, and the willingness to put your own needs second to your child’s pretty much will get you through most situations.
That’s why I am so sickened by the endless parade of pathetic ‘parents’ who are using their kids to gain C-list fame by scoring their own reality show. The list of these losers gets longer and more sickening every day. The latest entrants into the fray are the parents of Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old who, with mommy and daddy’s blessing, set out alone to sail around the world. If her ill-fated voyage (which reportedly had been in the works since she was 13 years old) hadn’t been interrupted when the teenager became stranded in the Indian Ocean, her ‘adventure’ would have no doubt been at the center of a headline-grabbing show.
The New York Post reported that daddy dearest signed a contract with the producers a few weeks after Abby set sail in January and filming began four months ago at the Sunderlands’ California home.
Her moronic parents, who at first denied plans to do a reality show, defended their decision by saying it would have focused on their kids (“inspiring kids doing inspirational things”), but the deal was now off. Sunderland’s father told reporters that producers “were assuming Abigail was going to die out there. They were relying on her dying and so we cut ties.” Nice.