posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 11:19 AM
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
But I do worry about the parents? Sometimes cases like this make you wonder what the parents are like too.
Yes, I am curious too. Unfortunately, this news story is not the first of its kind. Years ago there was a story of a male babysitter who raped an
infant baby girl to death and a few years ago there was a story where two teenage male babysitters practiced moves on an infant they saw on some
wrestling show, resulting in the baby's death.
I really do not want to turn this into a gender war but after hearing stories like that for so long, I personally would not want a male babysitter-
especially a teenager. Even the good ones don't always realize how rough they are or how fragile babies are. Again, not trying to offend any male
members here because there have been horror stories dealing with female nannies and babysitters as well but I am more prone to trust a female with a
baby than a male.
Even watching my two older step children with my son is a good example. My step daughter treats him like a little egg shell while my step son plays
more 'rough' with him and I have had to put a stop to it before. It just seems the females are more aware of the baby's situation. A typical
example in my home will be when my step daughter will be tickling my son and she will pause so he can catch his breath but my step son will just keep
tickling my son so I have to tell him to stop so he can breathe (even when my four year old is begging him to continue). Or she will hold him gently
while my step son holds him like a sack of potatoes. Just an observation and I hope it doesn't offend anyone.
Still, I do not think it is the parent's fault in this case going by what the video told us but it would be nice to know more about this story. It
was like they told us all the horrible parts to shock the heck out of us and to get us sick to our stomachs but then that was it.