What is wrong with people? In the past couple of weeks there have been some events that leave me sickened and baffled. First a guy won custody of his kid. The wife failed to return the kid at the appropriate time so he killed her in the parking lot of a daycare center. He had won custody. His lawyer was in court as the shooting happened, filing papers on the wife. The ex-wife was not fleeing, she just did not agree with the court order, thus ensuring he would maintain custody. Now he does not have his kid either.
The second incident leaves me almost sick. A guy picked up his 14 year old son from junior high. When he failed to bring the kid to his ex-wife's at the appropriate time she called the police. The cops located the car some hours later. It appears the father shot his son and himself in a murder-suicide. WTF? That kid had his whole life to live. What a selfish, asshole son-of-a-bitch prick. If the father could not live without his son, he should have crawled off and offed himself. There was no reason to kill an innocent kid. I hope that father spends eternity with the Devil's pitchfork rammed square up his ass.
I have never been divorced, but a friend of mine once summed up what I thought was the perfect attitude towards divorce and kids. He told me that it was not his kids fault their Mom and Dad could not get along, and it was his duty as a father to make sure the issues the parents have with each other do not affect the kids lives.