Sympathy for the Kate McCann.
I find it harder to get up these cold mornings. Bed is warm and comfy and it's darker. Who in their right mind would want to leave warmth comfort and dark? Not me. Fortunately I have found that coffee and a quick look through the daily mail is enough to get my blood pressure raised on an almost daily basis.
Today's pressure spike came when I read Kate McCann's view on why she is being 'persecuted'. For anyone who has been living in Pluto for the last few months, Kate is the mother of Madeleine McCann, blonde cute toddler, who vanished from a holiday apartment in portugal five months ago.
Kate's latest theory on why folk might not be as sympathetic to her is because she does't look Mummsie enough. You know, like a Mammy.
"Kate McCann believes she has been persecuted because she does not look like a typical mother, her family revealed yesterday.
The GP told relatives she has been portrayed as a bad parent because she is slim and does not look traditionally maternal.
In an astonishing outburst she told her mother: 'If I weighed another two stone, had a bigger bosom and looked more maternal, people would be more sympathetic.'
Mrs McCann has faced five months of barbed comments about her composed appearance during the international manhunt to find her missing daughter Madeleine."
Yes Kate, that's it, by jove you've cracked it. If you were two stone heavier we'd all forget you and your husband left three tiny children under the age of four alone in an apartment in a foreign country while you and he toddled off to play quiz games and have dinner in a pub.
What a croc. If Kate and Gerry McCann had been two gougers, everyone and their mother would have been out in force to condemn them to the fiery pits of parental hell. But because they were middle class doctors, folk pulled their punches.
What rot. If she was fatter we'd be more sympathetic to her plight? How does that line of logic work?
I don't know what happened to Madeleine McCann and neither does anyone else apart from the person who saw her last. I have sympathy for Kate and Gerry McCann because they've lost their child. But I also hold them partially responsible for her disappearence. People say, 'oh give them a break, you can't watch your children every second.' Well of course not, they get older and unless you're going to smother them they need freedom to grow and develop.
But the job of any parent is to provide AS MUCH safety as possible for your children, and leaving them alone an vulnerable when they are nothing more than toddlers is NOT doing your job in my view.
Safety first, pubs and quiz games second.
I don't see how being fatter or bustier would makes people reconsider their views on that.
Labels: Get out the scales.