Hey, Mindy McCready? Give the Kid Back.
Anybody been following this Mindy McCready story?
Anybody not think she’s lost it?
Basically, she does not have custody of her five-year-old son, but she’s taken him out of state and is refusing to return him to her parents, who do have custody of the child. She claims that her mother is abusing him and says that she’ll go to jail if she has to, but she won’t bring the boy back.
Mindy, honey? Ya can’t do that.
Quite frankly, I’m not sure why she hasn’t already been arrested. I’m fairly certain that if a man had pulled a stunt like this, there would be all sorts of Amber Alerts and search parties and he’d be in all kinds of jail. As she should be. That court order is there for a reason. It is very difficult for a mother to completely lose custody of her child, so the courts must have deemed her unfit.
Even if she had some kind of joint custody, it still wouldn’t be okay. Tyler and I have joint custody of Caroline, and if he took her out of the state and refused to bring her back? I would freak the freak out. Actually, I can’t even think about it without my hands starting to shake.
Who knows what is really going on with the child’s grandmother. Maybe he is in an unsafe situation with his grandparents and needs to be removed. But kidnapping him (and it literally is kidnapping, in a situation like this) is not the way to go about it. That’s not how you keep your kid safe. You file a report with child services and they can remove the child from the home within 24 hours if the allegations turn out to be substantiated. You don’t go pick up the kid and leave the state when you don’t have custody and then go on the news announcing that you won’t bring him back. (Or that you “probably” won’t bring him back. Yeah, um, you “probably” don’t have a choice.) All that’ll get you is a one-way ticket to jail and your child a one-way ticket back to the home that you wanted him removed from. And if your child needs to be protected, how exactly do you plan on protecting him from jail? Not. Smart.
I’m not even going to touch the fact that she’s pregnant. Okay, just kidding, I totally am. The court won’t give you custody of the child you already have, and you’re having two more? And doesn’t she think that maybe this little detour to crazytown could possibly affect her custody of those children once they are born? The kidnapping of her son just reeks of selfishness and impulsiveness to me, personally, without much consideration for the consequences her actions might have for any of her children, born or unborn.
Go ahead and sound off in the comments… I can’t be the only one who thinks this is nuts.