The story is unbearable. You want to look away. Not read it. Unthink it. Yell to the hapless mother–if he fricking wants to buy the kid a snack he can bring it to her in a to-go bag!!!!
You want to just write the story off–idiot mother!
I say this because I was the idiot mother. Now I am the nearly-friendless mother. I don’t have a social life because too often I have told the story of how I trusted an honor roll high schooler with my kids and it cost us.
I want to make a bet with you–
If you have kids you trust them around someone you shouldn’t. Whether you want to face it or not: we all know pedophiles.
They don’t all resort to murder, but they all kill. They kill innocence and communities and faith.
Whatcha gonna do about it? Go get a snow cone? Read about North West?
How about not calming down? How about making some noise? If the flipping NSA can troll the net for terrorists shouldn’t they throw a few tax dollars at keeping a 9 year old safe from the bad guys they already know about?