Skip to comments.Mother Declares Her Children Are "the Biggest Regret of Her Life"
Posted on 04/10/2013 11:25:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Let's talk about the mom who regrets her children. Last week, the Daily Mail published a first-person story by Isabella Dutton, a 57 year old mother of two who declared her children to be "the biggest regret of her life." Since the Daily Mail is possibly the internet's leading purveyor of "human interest in hating other humans" stories, it goes without saying that the article incited (and was intended to incite) a monstrous tsunami of scorn.
"A mother could never regret her children." It's a truism. But considering the life-altering effect of children on their mothers, it seems impossible that it could really be a universal truth. Isabella Dutton is clearly very unhappy. She feels trapped by the intense demands of her children, calling them parasites. I know lots of mothers who feel this way sometimes. But feeling like your kids are sucking your life force is one thing. Feeling like they "give nothing meaningful back in return"? That's something different.
Dutton believes she simply lacked the wiring for motherhood. She never wanted kids, but didn't want to deny her husband the experience.
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No mother’s day card for her next year...
If she waits a bit longer a bill is surely going to ooze out of the Parliament septic tank and into law that would allow a ‘mother’ to abort their children at any age.
What’s the difference?
She sounds like my mom. I don’t know how many times I heard her say that we’d ruined her life. Meh...
This is very sad. I have two sons, both more or less out of the house. Together with Mrs. Henkster, they have been the greatest joy and satisfaction of my life.
Some people are incomplete; they lack all the wiring that most of us are equipped with. Having been a prosecutor, I’ve encountered many of them; they often break the law because they don’t have the internal programming to deter them from wrongful conduct.
But to be a child and not loved by a parent is a truly sad thing and I feel much sorrow for this woman’s children.
Sorry to hear that. Most of us have painful experiences, it shouldn’t come from our parents but of course it sometimes does.
Who was it that said....”My mother never saw the irony in always calling me a son of a bitch.”?
..another child to be part of the “collective”.
Another presidential mother let her actions speak for her, she dumped the little brat on her mother half a planet away and thousands of miles from the nearest continent...
I get the feeling that Mama Stanley Obama must’ve told this to Barack Jr. at least once a day up to age 10.
She could be big on the baby slaughter speech circuit if she plays her cards right.
University speeches too.
She makes it sound like they belong to her. Hasn't she heard that they are the communities kids? /sarc
LOL - that's a good way of putting it.
I have a 57 year old brother (with issues) still living with Mom and Dad. Although he’s worried my mom sick, she still loves him. I’ve never heard a word of regret from her mouth. There simply aren’t enough like her (or my Dad for that matter). I give them all the credit for how I turned out, I thank God for having those two as my parents. I’m a FReeper vs an Occupier because of them.
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