Hair Brushes and Ear Infections

When we picked up the kids this past Friday, I groaned when I saw that both Sunflower and Dove’s hair had been shoved into sloppy pigtails.  Last time Crow bothered slapping Dove’s hair into a ponytail, it was because gum was wadded in her hair, and cramming it into a ponytail was easier than actually doing anything about it.  I wondered what was hidden in the pigtails this time.

We found out when the girls took the pigtails down, and their filthy hair damn near stayed stiffly in rigid pigtail position, hopelessly matted and knotted together.  Gary practically emptied an entire bottle of detangling spray on their heads, and he re-introduced them to a newfangled contraption called a “hair brush”, something their heads obviously hadn’t seen since they left our house two weeks ago.  It took a heavy dousing of conditioner and endless combing and brushing to finally get all of the knots out.

May I have a round of sarcastic applause for Crow and her shockingly execrable parenting skills?

The fun didn’t stop there, though.  Dove kept poking at her ear, and when Gary cleaned her ears for her, the garbage that came out of that child’s ear was astonishing.  And disgusting.  It is immensely difficult to look at the indisputable evidence of Crow’s barefaced neglect and bite my tongue in front of the kids.

Now, not surprisingly, Dove has an ear infection.  No, really?  The primary cause of ear infections is bacteria.  When a child’s ears are not cleaned except during their every-other-weekend time with their father, it is not exactly a wonderment that this child has yet another ear infection.

But an ear infection means another day off “work” for Crow!  Why bother lifting a worthless finger to prevent a problem when the kids getting sick is a green light for Crow to plunk her ever-expanding, lazy ass at her daddy’s house and not have to go through the irksome motions of pretending to work (when she’d much rather be stalking me online)?

After all these years, I am no longer surprised by Crow’s terrifying selfishness and horrifying lack of parenting ambitions.  I have come to expect it.  That doesn’t make it any easier to see the results of her selfishness and neglect on the kids’ ailing bodies, on their faces when they are embarrassed about her, or in their tears when they are in physical pain from her refusal of basic care.

What makes it even scarier is the fact that Crow, pathetically enough, still lives with her parents.  That means three so-called adults in that house cannot or will not be bothered to care for the kids.

Wow…what does that tell you about Crow and her parents?

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6 Responses to Hair Brushes and Ear Infections

  1. Amy says:

    I’m surprised that the school hasn’t called Child Welfare on her yet. That’s just gross and disgusting! Poor poor babies 🙂

  2. I had wondered the same thing until I remembered what most people in that nothing hick town look like. Matted hair and lack of bathing is actually the standard. It is not a coincidence that Crow and her disgusting father chose that particular town to hide out in.

  3. somemansdream says:

    I’ve heard these sad tales before. I have to say that it breaks my heart for the kids to be so neglected. That not one but 3 adults see this and do nothing means they should have their lazy, pathetic asses beated. I wished Gary had full custody of those kids. There would be no doubt that they would get not only the basic care attended to but love and fun along with it. Hugs girl–I can only imagine how pissed off this has to make you to see it.

  4. bellaball says:

    I hope you took pictures!!! Show them to the damn court next time!!!
    Hell I feel like a horrible mother when my 14 year old want take a shower – that girl can go days without – drives me crazy.

  5. Alison says:

    It’s really sad that those poor kids are so neglected by those people.

  6. Jen says:

    What the fuck is wrong with that stupid bitch?

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