Skip to main content

I Believe She Snapped

Get this...

There's a story in our local news claiming that a woman robbed a bank then picked up her kids after school on her way home.  (Here's the story link:  http://www.kgw.com/news/local/103474134.html.) 

Now, I know this is wrong.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  Illegal, immoral, dangerous and all that stuff.  But the thing is, I get it.

I would believe that you would have to be in the worst financial circumstance to make peace with the decision to put your safety, and the safety and lives of your children, into the hope that you wouldn't get caught robbing a bank and that this money will provide what your family needs.  I really and truly hope it's as innocent as that, no drugs, nothing messy, just being plain broke.

Can you imagine what must have been going through her mind that morning?  "Let's see, make the school lunches.  Oh, we're out of bread.   Do the laundry.  Um, no laundry detergent.  Clean the litter box.  Wait, we're out of cat litter.  CRAP!  I'm sick of this!!!  Wait, I have an idea.  I have time to stop by the bank before I pick up the kids.  I'll just pop in there, pass a little note to the teller, then get the kids.  We'll go out for ice cream!"

When the finances just get to be too much - or too little to be precise - and the struggle to afford Top Ramen breaks your spirit, can't you just see that little crack happen in someones logic?  Can't you see that crazy smile and glazed eye look come over their face?  I can.

Hey, if I ever get like that, just give me a virtual *slap* upside the head, ok?  I wouldn't look very good in orange Dept. of Corrections jumpsuits.

Popular posts from this blog

Miss Poodle Perm, That's Me!

Jill of Scary Mommy is doing a linky post about school pictures. You know the ones, possibly you didn't smile a sweet smile, just the smirk of panic. Or you didn't know it was picture day because you had been out sick for a week and you show up in your most comfortable shirt and bed-head. (Yep. That happened to me. The smile was good though!)

Well, my scanner isn't working or else I would post a particular picture from Freshman year. Since I don't have a visual, here's the story:

I remember my first day of High School. Actually what I remember is the picture taken of me leaving for my first day of High School. I'm wearing a brave smile, but the hair, the hair, my hair style was a nightmare.
My two best friends and I were going to be attending a High School out of our district. That was stressful enough. To add to this new-ness we wanted new looks as well. K. was going to sport the Argyle and Alligator shirt look. W. was going for 'All Monogrammed, Al…

How to Help Your Loved One to Recover

It can be very difficult to have a loved one who is battling an addiction. It can be hard to know what to do or how to help. Luckily there are many resources, programs and even rehabilitation centers that are specifically designed to not only help you to know what to do but also to help your loved one to recover.

Addiction is a very real problem all over the world, and in the United States alone there are ever 23 million Americans who are struggling with some sort of addiction. Over 64 percent have had to deal with the emotional aspect of having someone close to them who was battling an addiction.

You can feel very helpless when you are close to someone who is battling an addiction, and it can be hard to know what to do. You don't want to make your loved one resent you or to be angry with you because you are trying to get them to stop, but you also can't just stand by and watch. An addiction, no matter what it is to, can consume the person who is addicted and it can also be fat…

5 Tips To Find Your Perfect Foundation & Discount Codes!

Picking a foundation at the drugstore can be frustrating since you don't have the advantage of trying it on as you do in retail stores. In light of that, here are some tips on the most proficient method to find your ideal match. Finding foundation at Nordstrom is easy and simple. Visit the beauty counters at Nordstrom and find perfect foundation shades for you according to your skin type. In addition to these tips to find your perfect foundation, I also have a way for you to get great deals, check out matchzup.com for discounts on beauty products.
1. Discover your skin type: While picking a foundation it's best to know your type of skin. Foundations today come in such a large number of various types– cream, powder, fluid, mousse–that it's staggering to attempt and make sense of which is best for you. Foundations are planned for slick, dry, full grown, typical, delicate skin. Remember that most ladies' skin sort changes with the climate. In winter, you may be dry, while…