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Originally posted by fairguy
reply to post by ShadowAngel85
Yeah I hope it doesnt go that way too I love technology, who doesn't This is a tad too far though, killing over a game.. No child deserves to die even in the best of conditions.
Originally posted by seeker11
Yeah this story was from 2010. I remember reading it because it happened one month after my son was born.
Games/internet can be so very addicting to some people. As a mother I can say that at times the unrelenting shreaking of a baby can really be nerve racking and make you want to go completely crazy. Especially if you're alone all day with no one to give you a break. Add to that an addicting video game and it's a recipe for disaster.
I used to game a bit, things like WoW, etc before my son was born. However I quickly realized that my annoyance level sky rocketed while playing the game because it is so deeply immersive, and if baby starts crying it's almost a feeling of anger that arises because of the interruption. After I felt that I decided to quit completely because nothing is more important than my son.
When she started feeling like like she was getting close to that "I feel like I"m going to go crazy" point (which most parents know what I am talking about), that is the time she should have stepped away from her computer/game completely, took a time out for herself. Maybe gone to take a shower, if the baby was safe in a crib where he could not hurt himself. Crying won't kill a baby, but angry shaking from an angry, annoyed mother will.
While I have no first hand knowledge of the woman I doubt she was evil and hated her baby or anything like that. Just a very unfortunate circumstance and an addiction she refused to take control of and it escalated out of control. I believe when I read about the story before she was extremely sorry for what happened.
So sad.edit on 14-5-2012 by seeker11 because:additionsedit on 14-5-2012 by seeker11 because: (no reason given)edit on 14-5-2012 by seeker11 because: (no reason given)