We’re putting him on television?
On The Today Show right NOW there is a seven year old boy who a few days ago, stole and drove his parents car-evading police-around town and back again, because he didn’t want to go to church.
And now Ann Curry is all smiles and dimples and Meredith Vieira is being so sweet with him. His dad (while saying “at first it was serious”) has the nerve to chuckle.
In the beginning, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, the parents were voiding interviews because they didn’t want to reward their son for his behavior. What changed?
It is not “light now”, dad. It should never be light. It is serious. And dangerous and could have been deadly.
I am not judging these parents because their kid stole a car and drove away from police. I would never judge that because I can not guarantee that my own kids won’t try it one day. We’re all just doing the best job we can. I just disagree with what the best job looks like after the fact.
My complaint is that this kid did a terrible thing and at age seven, you know what he’ll remember: I got on TV and the people there thought I was so cute.
Kid Driver is grounded with no TV-Oh, except for his appearance on morning news shows.
Nice lesson folks.
*** You may notice no picture or name. They are everywhere and easy to get. I won’t use them though because I will give my opinion, but I will not give this kid or his parents any more positive attention than they’ve already gotten.
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Totally agree with you 100%!!!(I saw the interview on the Today show too and thought it was unbelievable that they were making "light" of the situation.)
Crystal D says
NO kidding! Someone kept saying "You can laugh now" and I was sitting there thinking NO YOU CAN'T!! He is totally going to go get in the car and do it again. HELLO he was listening to you guys.
One Sided Momma says
i second that, sister!
pajama mom says