Media & being a parent
By now, you’ve heard about 10 month old Lisa Irwin, her parents have been interviewed on all of the national morning shows. If not, it is to bad that you don’t watch the news. Tuesday came, my Friday, an Amber Alert is out for Lisa who was taken from her home in the middle of the night. I won’t give the whole story on here just my thoughts on the whole ordeal. While I still have my own questions, where is the baby monitor? What happened to the family dog? It is a small house, so why didn’t the 3 other people in the house hear something?
But think about it, a 10 month old, the same age as my son, was just taken from a home! HOLY CRAP! The whole time I was covering this story Tuesday night, I’m thinking to myself, “This could happen to us!” I know how difficult it is to take care of a baby, I know all the stuff they need. Just today, i was thinking myself, that I sure hope this baby is getting fed and getting diaper changes! The things that a baby needs more then anything! As a parent, I would be all over the media asking, pleading the area, the nation to help find my baby and to bring them back home. The parents of Lisa either didn’t want to talk or were told by police to not talk to the media, which is a mistake in my book, and no not just because I work for a TV station. If they talked to the media quickly, they wouldn’t look so suspicious in the situation.
I will say that after a “TODAY Show”, interview I will say that all of my suspicions of the parents are gone. There are things that they had shown that you can’t fake, you can’t fake the tears she was showing, the red nose like you’ve been up all night crying. Those are things you can’t fake.
I’ve held the kid just a little bit tighter this week, again not taking any moment with him for granted because as is evident with this past week, he could be gone in an instant.
If you have any tips that could lead to Lisa Irwin please call the Kansas City TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.
Posted on October 7, 2011, in Parenting and tagged Amber Alert, Baby, Child, Children, Family, Kansas, Kansas City, Kids, Life, Lisa Irwin, missing, missing children, missouri, parenthood, parenting. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.