Parents of 14 accidentally leave one at Rest stop

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Sheriff's deputies returned a 6-year-old boy left at a rest stop northeast of Sacremento Saturday evening.

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#22
Jan 22, 2008
 
all you good doers get on the band wagon. there isn't one of you(us) the doesn't have something in the closet
Sue

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#23
Jan 22, 2008
 
May be something in the closet but who the heck has that many kids now days well except for that person in Arkansas with something like 17 or 18.

Nobody needs that large of a family.
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#24
Jan 22, 2008
 
I think anyone who has more than 2 kids (unless they have triplets, etc.) are irresponsible and sick. Firstly, bringing even one child into the world with the state it is in is questionable. When you have more children than parents in the house, it is impossible to keep control (unless you turn the kids into robots). Anytime I see one of the "mega families" the kids all have the same haircut, they all play an instrument, and are usually home-schooled. In short, these parents are living out some kind of perverse need to be in control. If these people had access to political power, they would show themselves to be Hitlers, Stalins and Maos. They simply want to control as may people as possible. Furthermore, it is impossible to devote the proper amount of one-on-one time to each kid or to their spouse. I'm not for the government getting involved by mandating birth control... but I do think these people should be subject to mental evaluation!
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#25
Jan 22, 2008
 
THE WINK wrote:
Let me guess; Dad pulled into the rest stop, strapped a 2x4 on his back, and was working on #15. At least they were Americans, and not Mexicans, who, by default, need to start being left on the other side of our border.
who the fk r u to bring race into this?

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#26
Jan 22, 2008
 
poor thing isn't that what Joe Dirts parents did to him.................at least they came back to get him

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#27
Jan 22, 2008
 
RICH wrote:
JUST WONDERING TO MYSELF IF ANY CHARGES WERE FILED AGAINST THE PARENTS? THEY DID ABANDON A CHILD, NO DIFFERENCE IF THEY HAD 1 CHILD OR 14 IN THIS CASE, THEY ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE.
Get a grip Richie rich it was an accident so easy to want to throw some body in jail.......do you have children

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Jan 22, 2008
 
David Peterson wrote:
I think anyone who has more than 2 kids (unless they have triplets, etc.) are irresponsible and sick. Firstly, bringing even one child into the world with the state it is in is questionable. When you have more children than parents in the house, it is impossible to keep control (unless you turn the kids into robots). Anytime I see one of the "mega families" the kids all have the same haircut, they all play an instrument, and are usually home-schooled. In short, these parents are living out some kind of perverse need to be in control. If these people had access to political power, they would show themselves to be Hitlers, Stalins and Maos. They simply want to control as may people as possible. Furthermore, it is impossible to devote the proper amount of one-on-one time to each kid or to their spouse. I'm not for the government getting involved by mandating birth control... but I do think these people should be subject to mental evaluation!
have you ever thought of love leave people alone they are most likley a very loving and caring family that was tired....are you fixed?

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#29
Jan 22, 2008
 
Gotta be Mormons - nine boys, five girls.

The remaining question is - How many wives?

After the first 6 or 7 kids how did they ever find the opportunity or energy to "make" more?

Spermicidal creams, condoms, vasectomy, tubal ligation, vow of celibacy, chastity belt...

Stop the insanity!!

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#30
Jan 22, 2008
 
In the old days, families were MUCH larger than they are now. If a family can afford it, who are we to say how many kids they are allowed to have.
My husbands aunt, for example, is 80+ yrs
old...and raised 11 kids.(and not Mormon, and all from one man and one woman) In the 70's when I was in school, I had 3 friends, ALL of them came from families with 8,12 and 15 kids.

Look how many families we read about in the news, with 1 or 2 children...that neglected or harmed, or worse.

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#31
Jan 22, 2008
 
** that are ...
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#32
Jan 22, 2008
 
Old custom in Placer County. Leave one brave in wilderness. Move on with tribe. If lone brave gets to tepee he gets extra portion of bear meat and wears great map quest feather dress to tribal councils.
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#33
Jan 22, 2008
 
Denise had 3 friends! ROTFLMAO

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#34
Jan 22, 2008
 
TNC wrote:
When I was a kid, my folks left my brother behind accidently at a gas station when we were traveling back from California. He had taken so long to take a dump, we forgot he was still in there. Yes, it was late at night, and yes, I'm sure my parents were very tired. My mom realized my brother was missing after about 30 minutes down the road & we had to go back for him (darn it!). He was still in the restroom when we got there so he didn't even know we had left without him. I was only 8 yrs old at the time (& very sleepy) and the twins were under 2 yrs old. The brother left behind was about 6. How do you lose a 6 yr old? Easy- try dealing with twins in diapers on a long road trip! LOL
These parents and I use that term loosly left him at 3:30 and didn't notice until 8 ... that 4 and a half hours ... what about dinner time?? How did they not realize he was gone when the family had dinner or a better question may be did they feed any of their kids at a decent hour for dinner?

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#35
Jan 22, 2008
 
RICH wrote:
JUST WONDERING TO MYSELF IF ANY CHARGES WERE FILED AGAINST THE PARENTS? THEY DID ABANDON A CHILD, NO DIFFERENCE IF THEY HAD 1 CHILD OR 14 IN THIS CASE, THEY ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE.
According to the article no charges were filed but the case was sent over to the D.A. for further review and possible prosecution.
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Jan 22, 2008
 
David Peterson wrote:
I think anyone who has more than 2 kids (unless they have triplets, etc.) are irresponsible and sick. Firstly, bringing even one child into the world with the state it is in is questionable. When you have more children than parents in the house, it is impossible to keep control (unless you turn the kids into robots). Anytime I see one of the "mega families" the kids all have the same haircut, they all play an instrument, and are usually home-schooled. In short, these parents are living out some kind of perverse need to be in control. If these people had access to political power, they would show themselves to be Hitlers, Stalins and Maos. They simply want to control as may people as possible. Furthermore, it is impossible to devote the proper amount of one-on-one time to each kid or to their spouse. I'm not for the government getting involved by mandating birth control... but I do think these people should be subject to mental evaluation!
Well you are real intelligent! You must not have a family to say that anymore than 2 kids is irresponsible. I was one of 6, with 2 parents. When I was growing up, it was called responsibility, not control. This was a mistake and thankfully, this child was ok. People make mistakes you know, but then again, you must be perfect and not require a mental evaluation and you are probably an only child. Children are a gift from God. Talk to me when you have 22 year old daughter that can no longer have children (she has one and is lucky to have her) through no fault of her own. Talk to me when you grow old have no one there for you. Growing up in a large family is awesome. But you probably will never experience that.

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#37
Jan 23, 2008
 
Lets see 1, 2,3, ok tie little joes shoe, 4 5, yes glenn you can have a cookie, now here was I, o yes 7, 8, 9, 10, quite down Millie, 11, 12, I said shut up you all, 13, and 14, everone in lets go. Could have happened?
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#38
Jan 24, 2008
 
As a kid, I was very quiet and a bookworm. Everywhere I went I carried and read books, even when walking.

When my parents had five kids, my mother accidently drove off and left me at my aunt's house. She noticed after about 30 minutes that I wasn't in the car. Mom returned to find me in the room where all the books were stored. I didn't even know she had forgotten me.
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#39
Jan 24, 2008
 
That's horrible! How can you forget your child! I mean, honestly! You think they'd at least notice in the car or something! But no, they didn't even realize it until they were home and tucking their other kids into bed. These people shouldn't have the blessing of fourteen children. They obviously can't take care of them all.
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Jan 24, 2008
 
AFPJ wrote:
Lets see 1, 2,3, ok tie little joes shoe, 4 5, yes glenn you can have a cookie, now here was I, o yes 7, 8, 9, 10, quite down Millie, 11, 12, I said shut up you all, 13, and 14, everone in lets go. Could have happened?
LOL!! That would have been hilarious to hear a mother actually say that to her children.:)

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