Today when I went online, there on my MSN home page ‘A-List Searches’ category was the story of Treffly Coyne, of Tinley Park, Ill.,who was arrested and is now on trial for leaving a sleeping child in her car while she stepped 10 yards away – while helping another child put money into the Salvation Army’s Christmas bucket. If convicted of a crime she could spend a year in jail. The title of the story on the MSN page was “When a mom messes up, we flock to the internet to get the details”.
I get so upset when I hear stories like this – it’s one of the reasons why I started All Moms Go To Heaven.
Of course, there are plenty of situations, and also women who are probably not doing a good job of being a mom. But I know for sure that the majority of women are great moms, even though they are not perfect. And no one seems to even notice.
I remember when my daughter was a baby she would not ever take a nap unless I put her in the car, and drove her around for 15 minutes or so. And after she was sound asleep in the car there was not a chance in the world that I would risk waking her by taking her out of the car. So I would pull into the garage – and leave her in the car (in my garage – which was next to the kitchen), and I would cover her with blankets, and just leave her there until she woke up.
I remember feeling a little guilty like I was doing something wrong. But the alternative was a baby who was literally a wreck, exhausted if she did not have a nap. What’s a mom to do? Many times, when you are a mom – it doesn’t matter what you do…it’s never perfect and someone is unhappy with your actions.
Personally, I do not think Treffly Coyne did anything wrong at all – in fact, teaching her child to give to a charity is what an awesome mom does!
You can read more about this story here:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23594474/?GT1=43001