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   A mom who abandoned her teenage sons to start a new life is shocked that they wanted nothing to do with her years later when she was facing life-threatening surgery

23 Feb 2013 03:08 PM   |   21189 clicks   |   The Sun
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w00ty     
that hurts

23 Feb 2013 03:09 PM
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Tat'dGreaser     
Wow, the entire article she desperately tried to make it her son's fault.

23 Feb 2013 03:12 PM
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artie_lange     
another feel good story

23 Feb 2013 03:12 PM
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Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
It sounds like they cut her off before the amputation.

23 Feb 2013 03:13 PM
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acad1228     
Sounds like the bastards needed abandoning.

23 Feb 2013 03:13 PM
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LDM90     
mum mum mum mum mum mum mum

23 Feb 2013 03:14 PM
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pinktaco4lunch     

acad1228: Sounds like the bastards needed abandoning.


23 Feb 2013 03:14 PM
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LDM90     
Tot mom or tut mum?

23 Feb 2013 03:15 PM
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PacificaFitz     
That poor woman, all she wanted was to be happy even at the cost of her family

23 Feb 2013 03:16 PM
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JonZoidberg     
What a chav.  Chav is what you limeys call white trash, right?

IMHO, the kids were being little shiats but they were 16 and she needed to step up and be an grownup.  Amazing that she sees herself as blameless.

23 Feb 2013 03:17 PM
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Molavian    [TotalFark]  
God damn, what a horrible woman.  The world will be better off without her or her bloodline.

23 Feb 2013 03:18 PM
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kevra     
Mum of the year. Sounds like the kids need a quick trip behind the woodshed.

23 Feb 2013 03:18 PM
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PsiChick    [TotalFark]  
"While I hadn't seen him for five years, that had beenhis choice, not mine. I can't live my life blaming myself and wondering if things would've been different if I'd stayed. What's done is done and I can't change that."

His choice?  HIS? You  moved the fark out, you asswipe, and wanted him to come crawling back instead of growing up and parenting! Every second of his hell was probably of your making.

I seriously hope there's no limit on child-abuse statutes in the UK.

23 Feb 2013 03:18 PM
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Thisbymaster     
She made her bed, now she must lie in it.

23 Feb 2013 03:18 PM
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Mattyb710     
I'm not seeing the problem. If she had waited 2 years before leaving everyone would agree with her choice, but since the boys were 16 it's all her fault. Our obsession with arbitrary numbers is baffling.

23 Feb 2013 03:19 PM
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JeffMD     

acad1228: Sounds like the bastards needed abandoning.


i6.photobucket.com

23 Feb 2013 03:19 PM
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reklamfox     
It's my experience with dead beat parents (like my own father) that once they forgive themselves for their selfish and hurtful actions, they just expect everyone else to do the same. They no longer blame themselves, so why should anyone else? All the sudden your the bad guy for refusing to forgive YEARS of abuse and neglect after one tearful apology. This woman sounds like a worthless piece of shiat mom and I hope her kids never speak to her again.

/daddy issues

23 Feb 2013 03:19 PM
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orbister     
No mention of a father anywhere, I see, though something about him is pretty clear.

23 Feb 2013 03:20 PM
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thanksagainandagain     
Where's the sperm donor?

23 Feb 2013 03:21 PM
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I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     
Devin was found hanged aged just 20 at a friend's house where he and his twin brother were staying at.

Really? Where they were staying at? Bite me, Sun.

23 Feb 2013 03:21 PM
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LessO2     

orbister: No mention of a father anywhere, I see, though something about him is pretty clear.


The kids never went back?

23 Feb 2013 03:21 PM
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fat boy     
She should have named them "Sue"

23 Feb 2013 03:22 PM
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douchebag/hater     
She's a farking mess and now so are her grown children; why is it that only stupid people seem to breed.

And this: fark that paper for running pictures of the kids when they were 5-6; she didn't leave them until they were 16 and from her description all ready on the road to ruin.

23 Feb 2013 03:22 PM
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RockChalkH1N1     
Way to abandon your kids...

23 Feb 2013 03:23 PM
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PapaChester     

acad1228: Sounds like the bastards needed abandoning.


Then you wait and do it a 18. At 16 they are stupid as shiat and cannot do anything themselves.

This mother deserves the old speeding bus into the pelvis routine.

23 Feb 2013 03:23 PM
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jennyz     
Well, that's the most infuriating thing I've read in a long time.

23 Feb 2013 03:23 PM
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Texas Gabe     

PsiChick: "While I hadn't seen him for five years, that had beenhis choice, not mine. I can't live my life blaming myself and wondering if things would've been different if I'd stayed. What's done is done and I can't change that."

His choice?  HIS? You  moved the fark out, you asswipe, and wanted him to come crawling back instead of growing up and parenting! Every second of his hell was probably of your making.

I seriously hope there's no limit on child-abuse statutes in the UK.


She won't have a leg to stand on.

23 Feb 2013 03:24 PM
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HMS_Blinkin     

reklamfox: /daddy issues


How YOU doin'?

/sorry, had to

23 Feb 2013 03:25 PM
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mafiageek1980     
What a biatch!

23 Feb 2013 03:25 PM
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Silverstaff     
So, a mother of two 16 year old sons is finding her kids falling in with the wrong crowd and being troublesome. . . .

Her solution?  Abandon them, move away, start a new life, then months later tell them they'll have to apologize to her and beg her to come back.

Yeah, real bright solution there Mother Of The Year.

If the 16 years of parenting leading up to her abandoning her kids was just as smart, no wonder the kids turned out as delinquents.

23 Feb 2013 03:26 PM
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Kurmudgeon     
The one son who hanged himself at age 20 has a pretty good excuse for not being there.

23 Feb 2013 03:26 PM
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Spiralmonkey    [TotalFark]  

PsiChick: "While I hadn't seen him for five years, that had beenhis choice, not mine. I can't live my life blaming myself and wondering if things would've been different if I'd stayed. What's done is done and I can't change that."

His choice?  HIS? You  moved the fark out, you asswipe, and wanted him to come crawling back instead of growing up and parenting! Every second of his hell was probably of your making.

I seriously hope there's no limit on child-abuse statutes in the UK.


To be fair, she couldn't do the crawling.

23 Feb 2013 03:26 PM
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Babbs     
My loser sister did this. She basically moved a couple of hours away from them to be with her new boyfriend when the were young teenagers, leaving them with their dad and grandmother to finish raising them. Now that they are young adults, she actually gets butthurt that they don't want to have anything to do with her and are embarrassed she is their mom.

/CSS

23 Feb 2013 03:27 PM
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orbister     

JonZoidberg: What a chav.  Chav is what you limeys call white trash, right?

IMHO, the kids were being little shiats but they were 16 and she needed to step up and be an grownup.  Amazing that she sees herself as blameless.


She did the grown up thing. She said "Ok, you are technically adults, so if you won't listen to me, you're on your own. Here's where I am if you need me." It's not very impressive that things got to that state, but given that they had, her action was reasonable.

23 Feb 2013 03:27 PM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit    [TotalFark]  
IIRC, in the UK they can legally leave home at 16. Instead of moving out, she could have kicked them out for being little shiats. If that's legal, of course. You never know.

/I know in Wales and England you can join the army at 16
//so there they go - no homelessness necessary, slackers

23 Feb 2013 03:29 PM
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varmitydog     
reklamfox: It's my experience with dead beat parents (like my own father) that once they forgive themselves for their selfish and hurtful actions, they just expect everyone else to do the same. They no longer blame themselves, so why should anyone else?

Yep, spot on. And they all have a theme song, too. It goes me me me me me me me me.........
And just where is the father in all of this?

23 Feb 2013 03:29 PM
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99.998er     
The surviving kid should challenge her to an ass kicking contest.

23 Feb 2013 03:29 PM
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earthworm2.0     
Have that boy washed and sent to my room.

/he was a tastey looking 20.... What? He's legal, and ill give him back when I'm done....

23 Feb 2013 03:30 PM
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JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  

JonZoidberg: What a chav.  Chav is what you limeys call white trash, right?

IMHO, the kids were being little shiats but they were 16 and she needed to step up and be an grownup.  Amazing that she sees herself as blameless.


I don't think they need to be white, just culturally Bri'ish.  But yeah, they all look like council flat dwellers.

23 Feb 2013 03:30 PM
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Mattyb710     

orbister: JonZoidberg: What a chav.  Chav is what you limeys call white trash, right?

IMHO, the kids were being little shiats but they were 16 and she needed to step up and be an grownup.  Amazing that she sees herself as blameless.

She did the grown up thing. She said "Ok, you are technically adults, so if you won't listen to me, you're on your own. Here's where I am if you need me." It's not very impressive that things got to that state, but given that they had, her action was reasonable.


As I previously posted, it's also pretty damn ridiculous that at 16 they are helpless, defenseless children, but as soon as they turn 18 they are now able adults who can care for themselves.
The mother did nothing wrong.

23 Feb 2013 03:30 PM
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BullBearMS     
What a likable family, he said sarcastically.

23 Feb 2013 03:30 PM
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PsiChick    [TotalFark]  

douchebag/hater: She's a farking mess and now so are her grown children; why is it that only stupid people seem to breed.

And this: fark that paper for running pictures of the kids when they were 5-6; she didn't leave them until they were 16 and from her description all ready on the road to ruin.


...They were swearing and talking back. For my family that's a typical mode of communication (because we're all snarky assholes). But seriously, that's  normal, hardly an indicator of anything. What sort of teens have  youlived with?

23 Feb 2013 03:31 PM
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99.998er     
What a run-away one legged lady might look like:

www.nypost.com

23 Feb 2013 03:32 PM
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LoneWolf343     

orbister: JonZoidberg: What a chav.  Chav is what you limeys call white trash, right?

IMHO, the kids were being little shiats but they were 16 and she needed to step up and be an grownup.  Amazing that she sees herself as blameless.

She did the grown up thing. She said "Ok, you are technically adults, so if you won't listen to me, you're on your own. Here's where I am if you need me."

It's not very impressive that things got to that state, but given that they had, her action was reasonable.

No, no they weren't.

23 Feb 2013 03:33 PM
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huntertom     
Ah! Another happy love-related editorial from "love it! magazine".. wtf.

23 Feb 2013 03:34 PM
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A Terrible Human     
If you treat your children like shiat you shouldn't be surprised when they don't give a fark if you die.
/Gonna throw a party when that bastard that is my father dies.

23 Feb 2013 03:36 PM
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Bslim     
These are all just horrible, terrible people. She's a bit of a coont and her kids are aholes.

23 Feb 2013 03:36 PM
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Xythero     

Mattyb710: As I previously posted, it's also pretty damn ridiculous that at 16 they are helpless, defenseless children, but as soon as they turn 18 they are now able adults who can care for themselves.


There is a huge difference between a 16 year old and an 18 year old.  Also:

Silverstaff: If the 16 years of parenting leading up to her abandoning her kids was just as smart, no wonder the kids turned out as delinquents.


23 Feb 2013 03:41 PM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit    [TotalFark]  

huntertom: Ah! Another happy love-related editorial from "love it! magazine".. wtf.


From looking at the cover of that mag included in the article, "Love It!" seems to specialize in schadenfreude.

Other headlines on the cover include "Too fat to marry. Words that made this big bride cry." and "A new kidney and a new Mistress! 'Organ transplant turned my man into a cheat'"

23 Feb 2013 03:41 PM
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fuzzlespoke     

orbister: JonZoidberg: What a chav.  Chav is what you limeys call white trash, right?

IMHO, the kids were being little shiats but they were 16 and she needed to step up and be an grownup.  Amazing that she sees herself as blameless.

She did the grown up thing. She said "Ok, you are technically adults, so if you won't listen to me, you're on your own. Here's where I am if you need me." It's not very impressive that things got to that state, but given that they had, her action was reasonable.


At 16, they were not technically adults - they were still minors under the law, suddenly being w/o a home or parent, but not orphaned, probably made it difficult to get any services, especially if their mom had means of support. Also we only have her word about their behavior, no-one has interviewed the surviving twin.

23 Feb 2013 03:42 PM
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