Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Smoke Filled the Uterus and I Was Pissed

I'm still in shock at how incredibly mild this summer has been for us here in Western PA. Now, I know what you're thinking, isn't the summer always mild in Western PA? And the answer is no. Which you probably already gathered by my first sentence....cause why would I be surprised at mild weather if the weather was always mild?

Summers here are usually close to unbearable, humid and sticky and downright gross. Growing up in a house with no air-conditioning, sometimes I felt like I was going to die, or flip out and lock myself in our freezer. Everyday was filled with swimming, hoses, sprinklers or just downright begging my parents for a day at the lake.

There has only been a handful of days this summer where I was uncomfortable, which I should be thankful for, but on the flip side the girls have been complaining about the lack of swimming weather. We ended up using the baby pool a few times when the sun warmed up the day to a respectable 80 degrees, but in the shade or when the wind blows Max whines and whines about being cold.

We took the baby to the lake this weekend while the girls were with their dad at the pool. I guess we could have gone to the pool too, but Jeremiah and I prefer not to 'hang out' with the girls and their dad on the weekend...we're afraid it's confusing for the baby and also taking time away from their dad's time with them. We took Elijah on a bike trail and then took him in the lake, but it was still not all that hot. I was sweaty and gross after the bike ride though, so a dip in the lake was appreciated.

THEN I NEARLY LOST IT. This freaking fat ugly white trash turd head was hugely pregnant with three little kids running all around the place unattended. The jerk was chain smoking in the middle of a very crowded beach. She was practically blowing smoke in her kids faces, and we know she was actually blowing smoke in her unborn babies face. I was so ticked. I told Jeremiah I was going to confront her, I guess my idea was the she was ignorant of the dangers of smoking while pregnant AND the dangers of second hand smoke. Some researchers think that asthma and chronic ear infections may be caused by it! Hello! It's like an epidemic!

Jeremiah, who is incredibly smart and excellent disarmed the ticking time bomb in my mouth and reminded me that nobody is unaware of the risks of smoking during pregnancy...she just doesn't care. This made me even more upset, but made my premise for approaching completely negated. I was going to make her aware so maybe she'd at least stop smoking in public around at least 30-40 other children, including her own. Ugh. I'm still upset. Obviously I didn't say anything cause I would probably have a bloody lip right now...we all know white trash pieces of dog turds don't know have to have intelligent conversations, so she probably would have kicked my ass.

Regardless, here's some summer photos of my darling angels, who weren't pummeled by nicotine and carcinogens for nine months...or ever for that matter.



14 comments:

michelle said...

I know plenty of moms whose little ones have asthma to the point of hospitalization, and they STILL smoke. They also rationalize a lot. On the porch, not in the car, not when the kids are home. One mom told me she only smokes in the kitchen and blows the smoke out the window. I said, have you ever burned toast in that kitchen? You smell it through your whole apartment, right? She kinda got it. But my guess is she's still blowing smoke out the window and her kid is still wheezing.
There's only so much you can do.

headbitingprincess said...

love the photos !! thanks for sharing .. I'm glad J-dawg disarmed you ...
sadly it woulda made NO difference ..
people like that truly just don't care
I am . was a smoker and the second i found out i was prego with my kids i quit
(actually wth my 1st i was young and naive and didn't know the harms , but as soon as i found out in 1st trimester i immediately quit)
ironic twist to my story : 1st born healthy horse - 2nd born non stop ear infects - and other respiratory issues .. weird

i wish there was more we could do for the children who suffer from parents who plain ol just dont give a dang

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

They're in the sun. That's a carcinogen.

Nanc Twop said...

(Sorry about ms.smoker... yuck.)

Good timing on that splash shot - looks like that wave just paused for a second before soaking her!

p.s.
SpaceApe still on vacation...
;-)

otherworldlyone said...

I'll bet you could have taken her.

Unknown Mami said...

Turd is the word!

Sam said...

Supa-dupa photos of your cuties. And I hear ya about the smoking; I would have freaked out, too. Makes me sad that J. might have been pummeled by nicotine for nine months--I have no way of knowing...(though it wouldn't have been by her birthmom; it would have been second hand.)

Love how Jeremiah calmed you down. That is always David's job with me, too. :)

John Pender said...

Nice catch on that mid-air splash!
People like fat redneck ho-bag aren't worth the time. It's best just to leave them be and thank the Lord you aren't them.

Sunshinemeg said...

That is insane. I don't know what I would have done!

kara said...

the stupid people are making babies faster than the smart people. quick...QUICK...have another one. you have to do it for me because i'm too scared of pain.

Pop and Ice said...

The pool photos are adorable! And you know when you go out in public, you have to endure the public. That's why I like to stay home.

JennyMac said...

UGH..the people who smoke in the tight quarters filled with kids are awful. And pregnant smokers. Are you &&@^&!%!%! kidding me. Although, you main man is right, she doesnt care. And has no problem going Jerry Springer on you if you get in her BIZZNUS. So sad...some people call that woman "Mom"

Petit fleur said...

Wow! Cute kiddos!

I saw a really young pregnant girl defiantly smoking at a parade once. I wanted to smack her! I feel you on that one. I do.

Organic Meatbag said...

And what will make you madder is knowing that your tax dollars will be supporting the white trash turd and her kids...hahaha!