By now, many of us know of the horrendous murders of two beautiful young children in their Manhattan apartment, and the mother who discovered their bodies and watched as the perpetrator stabbed herself as she walked in.
It's hard to find words to describe how this mother, with her third child alongside, must have felt -- and will feel forever. It's hard because it has never happened to me, nor most other parents and we are beyond thankful for this.
The story has been plastered all over the newspapers and the internet. A mom takes her three-year-old child to swimming lessons, leaving her other children in the hands of trusted nanny who was very well-known to her and who had worked with them for two years.
The family had visited the nanny's homeland. They'd stayed with her family.
In general, they had enjoyed the close bond that is formed between parents and the person charged with taking care of that which is most precious to them -- their children.
Dad, an entertainment executive, was traveling for work and on his way home. The nanny was due to meet Mom when swim class ended with the other children so they could proceed on to dance lessons.
Nanny did not show so Mom went home with her child after the swim lesson to see what had happened. As we now know, what had happened was of nightmare proportions. And the father faced his own devastation when met off the plane by police and informed that his children had been murdered.
The destruction of a happy family is beyond imagination.
But what struck me hard, aside from the murders, was the crushing criticism the mother has faced in the media by readers of the story -- people like you and me.
What did the Mom expect - leaving her kids with a stranger?
This is what happens when you underpay illegals who care for your kids.
Mothers who don't work and tool around Manhattan at their leisure, leaving their kids in the care of a lunatic can only expect something like this to happen.
If Mom cared, she would have been home with her kids instead of abandoning them to the cheaply-paid help.