Okay, so most parents get pushed to their limits by their kids at one time or another, but would you ever call the cops on your children?
A Salem, Massachusetts mom hit the breaking point after her kids were fighting so much, she called the cops to come and arrest her two teenagers. She told police, “Arrest them both — I can’t take this anymore.”
According to reports, she’s a single mom with five kids and their constant bickering drove her over the edge.
Of course, now comes some concern that she left the kids while they were fighting to go “out for a while to run a few errands,” according to the police report.
She later changed her tune, saying, “They only started fighting while I was out.”
In this woman’s case, maybe it was better to call on the police to help before she lost it.
Her 15-year-old son will be summoned to court for punching his 8-year-old sister. The 16-year-old daughter was pushed to the ground by her brother when she tried to protect the 8-year-old.
Police have notified the state Department of Children and Families of the incident.
I’ve got two kids, am not a single parent, and have totally had my buttons pushed by what I like to call “the bicker twins.”
By mid-week of the winter break, my kids were needling each other so much, I felt like I couldn’t take it.
For all of the yelling I had been doing to break up their squabbling lately, I finally said (calmly, go figure), “I can’t referee this fighting anymore. It’s making me cranky and tired and I can’t deal with it.”
They stopped, thankfully… without police intervention.