So. I was watching MAD MEN tonight. What an awesome episode.

But it got me thinking. Betty Draper has three children in fake tv land, right? Lucky her. She’s such a nasty piece of work and is a terrible mother to her children (great to her baby but probably until he is able to be his own person by speaking and walking.) How come such a mean lady gets to have three children and someone like me, had such a rough time having one made?

I’m not bitter but I grow SO pensive about this sort of stuff. I’d be proud to have Sally Draper as my daughter. She’s so cool…

Last week, I was in Macy’s and there was SUCH a line of us (those with strollers) waiting for the elevator. I never noticed strollers before my daughter was born! Anyway, I counted fourteen of us and there were three who were so cruel to their young children. I don’t want to recap it all but it hurts me to see children being so emotionally hurt by those who are their caretakers. I count my blessings I have my beautiful girl but I count her blessings that she has parents who love her SO much in return. She has every right to a wonderful life as every other person in this world.

So I grow pensive when I see other caretakers not handling their cargo with such care – in public (who knows? They might be lovely behind closed doors.)

Anyway. Was wondering if any of you caught tonight’s MAD MEN and what your thoughts are on Betty Draper as a mom.

Or how you feel when you see shitty caretakers in public?

Do tell!

7 Responses to MAD MEN, MAD WOMEN

  1. Anonymous September 4, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    The problem is that I’m never sure what is shitty parenting in action, and what I’m just ‘unaware of’ because I don’t have kids. But I see things all the time that make my heart hurt… 🙁

  2. Beth Katz September 25, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    I think it’s shitty parenting. Some things just jump out at us. Others are just different parenting skills. But I think if it jumps out? Something is not right, you know?

  3. mushroomina November 8, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    It breaks my heart to think that as I’m writing this, some baby/kid somewhere is being left to cry in the crib for hours on end, some toddler is being locked up in a closet by a drunk parent and maybe another is being punished and emotionally, physically being tormented for some mental disorder of the parent. All these people were given the gift to bear life….to have someone call them mum or dad. My question is why? What kind of cruelty is that?

  4. r4 ds December 7, 2010 at 4:59 am #

    I wonder how such a person would feel towards people with different kind of handicap or disability – don’t forget it can happen to anyone, anytime. Therfore I think being comassionate is the way to go.

  5. medical claims February 8, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    All these people were given the gift to bear life….to have someone call them mum or dad. My question is why? What kind of cruelty is that?

  6. Santa Claus February 14, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    I’m writing a short story and I’m appropriating the story Othello into a different setting. I was going to do it in a govermental setting, but I’m thinking that maybe a different setting would be better.

  7. Conservatory Furniture April 13, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Okay pardon my ignorance ladies,but i watched a movie called The Wackness.And it showed a sex scene and the guy was the virgin,and the girl sits all of a sudden and she’s like *did you seriously,just…* and then she got mad and got off him.It wasn’t till i did some research i found out what happened.I’ve never had sex so i don’t get it,how come women get so upset if a guy….*comes* too soon?

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