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Where were the parents?

Date posted - November 14, 2012

Where were the parents of the underaged drinking party? Probably out getting drunk themselves!


Or, maybe they were already passed out!


How disgusting.


— Sharon

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29 Responses to “Where were the parents?”

  1. Red says:

    One of the parent’s you wonder about is recently deceased, leaving behind a wife to raise three teenaged girls by herself.

    How disgusting, Sharon, that you cast stones without knowing the situation.

  2. pev says:

    Yes…I’m sure Sharon has raised perfect childeren! And probably is Pefect herself!!

    • Sharon says:

      No I am not perfect and have never claimed to be, but the wife is not the only person left alone. The kids are being left alone with their grief with no parent to help them through this.

    • Chris says:

      I am a mother and grandmother and I have had many disappointments with our 3 children and it is so harsh to judge the minute I have judged anyone the problem was on my doorstep now that our children are grown and grandchildren are graduation from college I would walk the path ovwer again to have the family we have. We were not perfect parents but tried our best.

  3. Red says:

    Sharon says:

    “Probably out getting drunk themselves!”

    “Or, maybe they were already passed out!”

    “All the more reason for that parent to be home taking care of the children that lost their parent!”

    “The kids are being left alone with their grief with no parent to help them through this.”

    Sounds to me like Sharon is on her way to a defamation suit.

    • Sharon says:

      Ever hear of “Free Speech” guaranteed by the First Amendment?

      • Red says:

        Excuses are tools of incompetence that build monuments of nothing. Those that usually specialize in them, seldom specialize in anything else.

      • Lee Ann says:

        Even free speech comes with responsibilities. You are definitely free to say whatever you wish. But you must still take any consequences from that speech. That’s why you can’t yell “fire” in a public place. consequences.

  4. pev says:

    Every heard of not standing in judgement of people, until we look ourselves in the mirror, and realize we as humans ALL have issues in our own life!!!!!!

  5. Maggie says:

    These “kids” were well beyond the age of being babysat! The remaining parent in their lives should be able to leave the home and trust the child until proven otherwise.

    • J E says:

      LoL! This was not a case of high school (or middle school?!) age kids being left to their own devices while mom was out for an evening.. All five that were busted are college age, 18 and older. Last I checked, that makes them all legal adults. Legal to vote, legal to serve our country, even legal to serve the booze if they worked in a restaurant.. Just not legal to purchase or drink it. This is no more disgusting than the other thousands of college-age kids across our country doing EXACTLY the same thing whenever they get the chance. What is more curious to me is how such a small “party” out in the country even got busted in the first place!

      • Truth says:

        There was no High School kids because the minors there did not allow them to be there for the sake of being responsible adults. There were also plenty of sober people there. People who were being DD’s for their friends. The persons who called the house in to the police were high school students who weren’t invited for their own good.

        • Red says:

          Being the age of 18 and able to vote and a “legal adult” is irrelevant. The legal drinking age in Iowa is 21. They broke the law.

          • J E says:

            The original question was, “Where were the parents?”, thus the mention that these “kids” are in fact legal adults themselves and they do not require additional adult supervision. Whether their decisions were legal or not is irrelevant.

  6. Parent says:

    Before judging others parenting skills or anything else for that matter, remember this..
    Matthew 7:
    3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

    We all have faults..they are still young adults making choices that parents do not always know about. You cannot control everything your child does once they eave the house to go out with friends. Actions have consqeunces and lets hope they learn from this.

  7. virgil says:

    I know I am glad sharon is not my parent.
    My children have stumbled as well as my grandchildren. But all have turned out to be great people with much respect from co workers and anyone who knows them. people like sharon disgust me with their quick and I might say stupid judgments

  8. AM says:

    Wow! Lots of opinions on this subject! Main concern should be the children, no matter what their age is. Unfortunately, there will always be “holier than thou” people. We can’t change that. I hope things work out for whomever is being trashed…….and that’s my 2 cents!

  9. Lee Ann says:

    Sharon, you do not know anything about the families of these teenagers. Assuming their parents are drunk, or passed out is ridiculous. Teenagers can come from wonderful, strong families and still get caught doing stupid things. They are learning to become adults. They don’t all get there at the same time.

  10. DG says:

    I’M PRETTY SURE THIS PERSON WILL NOT CHANGE HER MIND ON THIS SUBJECT,so trying to change her is nil.we all remember being young an some want to forget an some laugh-we made it-these kid’s will be wiser for what they did an what happen to them,the fact is n/west ia is pretty boring for the teenagers now days-not saying this because i’m young-agree with lee ann,their learning to be adults an thier future looks tough now days

  11. Me says:

    Kids now days are not doing anything that we didn’t do- just a new twist. Life is about learning- sometimes two or three times for individuals. Adding the facts that there was a loss of a loved one means dealing with grief and everyone has their own way of going through it- constructively or destructively but it will happen. It is easy to judge others before walking a mile in their shoes- some times we need to think before speaking.

  12. Carlee Jane McGuire says:

    Welll since i am a personal friend and i know what is going on not only am i going to put in my two cents i am going to put in my three cents.
    First off, She is a wonderful mom and i have all the respect in the world for her, she took me in and is helping me to get my life together, she is very fair with her kids, she trys her hardest to do what is best for all of them. So one of her kids got into trouble for under age drinking! Do you know how many kids every weekend are drinking at night?? they are just lucky that they dont get caught. you think you know so much well honestly you don’t, i would have givin anything to have amom like her in my life. She is there and she doesn’t let her kids stop from making life decisions they have to learn some how right? You cant stop kids from doing that, that is a part of life!! tell me you never did anything wrong!! trying to cast a stone at some one is wrong. you have no clue how you words can hurt. it is messed up. Honestly i pity you for being so ignorant on this whole subject. i dont know what your beef is with her but maybe you should switch to chicken cause it is cheaper. You see the support she has, non of us are gunna let you sit there and talk bad on her. Get a life, im assuming your above the age of thirty, and your not happy with were your life is at, so please do us all a favor and get over your self.

  13. Jeff says:

    It is sad. But I employee seasonal help nd I have a few full timers. The stories the seasonal helpers share are unbelievable. From how they buy stuff, to sex, to whatever whenever. I know what we did at that age and we were saints compared to these kids. Life is easier such as work, such as iPads, such as parents give kids money to be cool, be a good friend, want to be liked by there kid, I think or believe be a parent already. Now maybe some stuff is story telling by these seasonal guys like spring there weekly affairs. It is interesting to listen too.

  14. Joe says:

    guess what parents!!!! does not matter what you do……or how hard u try to control it …YOUR KIDS WILL PARTY!!!!! so why dont u stop being a freakin 4 year old about it! welcome to 21st!!

  15. widow says:

    Thanks Sharon. Appreciate your “concern”. I don’t have to defend myself, my children or my actions. I know where I was that night. Sounds like you have a problem with that. What I have learned from this whole thing is to be wary of who you think your friends are.

    • AM says:

      Good for you! You are right about being wary of who your friends are, I have learned that the ones you think are your friends are the same ones stabbing you in the back. Protect yourself, and your kids and remember that the “wolf” is dressed in sheep’s clothing, and will NEVER tell you the truth!

  16. widow's daughter says:

    Hey Sharon. Just to let you know my MOM is doing everything she can to help us through the hard times. Obviously you wouldn’t understand. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

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