NO. NO. It would not make any difference to me. Like I said in an earlier post, I've dealt with anger, rage, frustrations to the point that I wanted to smash my head against concrete until it was a bloody pulp, but to beat a defenseless child that's already ill? NO...........
would it make any difference at all if the record showed continued and earnest efforts to deal with overwhelming calamities in this family's life,
and that this was a aberration born in frustration and fatigue and not at all characteristic of any of these people.
I could not live with it if that was my last dealing with my child. Suppose the child succumbed to the cancer that night or the next day while I was not looking or my action accelerated the illness? NO. There are many, many things we can do to deal with frustration. Some good, some bad.
I've gone in my car and sat there and drank a six pack when I don't drink. I've walked around the block. I've destroyed a few things. I've grabbed the child/person by the arms and pushed them in a chair. Yes, I understand extreme frustration. What you're describing is OUT OF CONTROL. It takes time to get to that point. They've had warning signs before this, I can guarantee you that the situation was escalating and they could have gotten help.