So, to make a long story short, on Monday a woman put her three kids in her car and, angry at the father of the two littlest ones, smashed head-on into a bus the father was riding on. The mother and all three kids were killed.
To make another long story short, yesterday another woman wrote a blog post saying she understood. The mother of two young kids herself, she started the post by saying: “Right now I’m sad, pissed off and feel like shaking everyone who is condemning a mother who was in such despair.” She went on to talk about how little kids can easily drive anyone crazy. “I know how it feels to completely lose your temper in less than 10 seconds after your child spills milk for the umpteenth time that day,” she wrote. Yeah, me too. Who doesn’t.
She says lots of things in her post. But to make a long story short, every word of it is bullshit. Because as the mother of two young kids, I think I speak for most mothers of young kids everywhere when I say this: No. I don’t fucking understand. Period.