This is what happens when shit gets unreal

For The Children…

So, Casey Anthony was found not guilty. Know what that says? It says that real life isn’t an episode of CSI: Miami. It says, in real life, the prosecution can’t just tell you what a selfish tramp some woman is, and that makes her guilty of her daughter’s death. Sorry, folks. I know it pisses people off.

But you know what REALLY sucks? There is a movement, TWO MILLION FACEBOOK USERS STRONG, that is going to turn their porch lights on, to make people remember Caylee Anthony. And I’m not fucking joking. Two million people, who are going to flip a switch they ALREADY flip every single damned day, and call THAT a memorial. “For our little angel, Caylee Marie”, they say. And you know what? She was an angelic looking kid. Big, puppy eyes. Button nose. Chubby baby cheeks. Sweet little smile.

So, I may not be very popular for saying to those people, SCREW YOU! That kid might have been a cute 2 year old, in a picture, or in a small clip from a family movie. Cute 2 year olds grow up, jackass. All this energy should be spent on the real Caylee Anthony. And by that, I mean the kid who is still being neglected, right now.

Had she lived, right now, she’d be 5 or 6 years old. She’d be that kid who teaches your kid in kindergarten how to use ‘fuck’ correctly in a sentence, and you’d be asking that your kid not have to sit next to her. The kid who can’t sit still in class. The one you complained about, because she kept pinching your kid during lunch time, and on the playground.

Had she lived, in a couple years she’d be that kid on your child’s soccer team. You know the one… she always needs a ride. She forgets her cleats every damned game. Somehow, HER Mom always conveniently “forgets” when it’s her turn for snack. And you’re the parent who brings an extra snack, and you bitch about it. You avoid answering calls from her house, because you’ll be damned if you’re gonna drive that obnoxious kid even one more time to another game.

Had she lived another couple years, oh, Lord. Then she’d be that awkward, needy girl in your kid’s class. The one who has a penchant for lying. The one who calls your kid a faggot, and makes your kid cry. Or she’s the girl who, at barely a tween age, is wearing Playboy bunny t-shirts, and sticking out her little booblets at all the boys. Maybe she’s the one who wears too much makeup, and tells your daughter what oral sex is. Or she’s the kid who “borrows” your son’s new sweatshirt, and never returns it.

Skip forward to her teen years. She’s the girl you told your son not to date, because she was rude in your home, or you caught her with her hand down his pants. She’s the girl you won’t let your daughter hang out with, because another mom told you she steals from the store she works at, or so-and-so saw her drunk at the last football game. Eventually, she’s the girl who drops out to have a kid, or she’s the girl who everyone knows is popping oxy.

You stupid jackasses, she’s right there. She’s sitting next to you on the bus. She’s dropping off the cheerleading squad, or out of band, or out of Key Club, or off the soccer team, because all the other parents are DONE driving her, and her mom doesn’t care. She’s stealing money out of your daughter’s locker, because she never has lunch. She’s getting caught shoplifting, because she really wants the attention. She’s having a baby at 15, because then she’ll have someone who loves only her. Stop looking at the picture of 2 year old Caylee, and start seeing 7 year old Caylee. See 14 year old Caylee. See 17 year old Caylee. Turning your damned porch light on will not save that kid. Turning your porch light on will not honor her memory. Try doing something REAL, instead.

4 responses to “For The Children…

  1. Michelle July 6, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    This is why I love you so. Thanks for making my Facebook wretch factor diminish. Keep speaking the truth, lady!

  2. Tara Cottrell Wright July 6, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    I’m going to become a child advocate in the fall. There is a long wait list and I suspect that there are children like Caylee on the list, waiting. Maybe not. I don’t know. But I know that there are millions of kids who fall through the cracks who we cast aside once they are too old to be adorable. And Nancy Grace does not lament their downfall and does not wring her hands about those kids, because she’s too busy finding the next white, adorable child who has gone missing so she can do endless outraged shows about them.

    • lavandulagirl July 6, 2011 at 10:05 PM

      Nancy Grace is possibly the worst person to be the talking head for this kind of case. Just a couple years ago, she basically badgered a mother into suicide. And you’re right, she lurves her some pretty white babies. Such a heifer….

      Good for you, Tara, taking some action for children in need. It is not easy work, I know that. But it is SO necessary. Thank you!

  3. thatsmooretleu July 7, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    I shared this on Twitter. I have been reading so much about that case, not just in the news but everywhere! Argghh! Rosanne Barr has been slamming Twitter with rants about the verdict :/
    Anyway, thank you for sharing. It’s nice to know I am not the only one who thinks this way.


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