Drunk and Stupid.
So why is it that the parents of three tiny toddlers, aged one, two and six thought it was a-okay to become so drunk on holiday in Portugal that they passed out, leaving the chidlren initially in the hands of complete strangers and then in the temporary care of the Portugal's Child Services?
"On Friday night the parents( from Northern Ireland) had been drinking at a nearby bar with a happy hour until 8pm where a pint of lager costs just €1.'
The husband collapsed in the hotel reception while his wife staggered into the bar with her children and fell into a chair, the barman said. A second barman said: "I don't think they meant to drink that much but when they tried to stop I think they just couldn't.''
Dr Villas-Boas said his children's home was called at just after midnight and asked to provide emergency shelter for three children whose parents were drunk.
The youngsters were given a quick hospital check-up in Faro then arrived at the home at about 5am on Saturday morning. At just before 11am the home received a fax from the on-duty public attorney for Faro saying that the children should be returned to their parents."
Said the doctor,
""They returned from somewhere and the father fell immediately asleep on the sofa. The mother was then by the elevator, holding the two-year-old girl. She was about to fall but she was held up by a Spanish lady tourist. Then the mother passed out and vomited."
The parents then very sheepishly turned up the NEXT morning to collect their offspring. Their major concerns? Did the media know about it.
Seriously what a pair of gobshites. Firstly if you can't NOT drink yourself into oblivion when you're on holiday leave your children with someone responsible at home. Secondly, this couple were staying at an apartahotel, which is a hotel made up of small self contained apartments, it is HIGHLY possible that they might have made it back to their apartment before they passed out, leaving their children to fend for themselves. I mean for fuck's sake. Can you imagine? what might have happened if that was the scenario? A six year old charge of two babies?
What the hell is wrong with these people? Most of us like a drink, and most of us will get blotto at some point in our lives, especially if we're on holiday, but only a fucking idiot would act so irresponsibly when minding three children. There is really no excuse for it. And the meedja should be the very least of their concerns.