Insta Asks “Is killing your husband less serious than serving kids beer?”

The Preacher’s wife sentencing is insane, no doubt. But let’s not trivialize what this women in Virginia did. It’s not like she innocently let the kids have a sip of beer. She planned for the kids to drink

Elisa’s crime was to hold a birthday party for her 16-year-old son Ryan and serve his friends beer.
As a precaution, she and her ex-husband, who is serving 30 days for bringing the alcohol onto the property, made sure that none of the kids would be able to drive home.
As they arrived at their 6000ft suburban mansion on the outskirts of Earlysville, she confiscated their car keys, put them in a bucket, barricaded the drive with her Hummer and told them to have a good time.
They were all expecting to have a sleep over and, since Elisa knew most of the kids because she had taught them at school, she did not think it was necessary to warn their parents that beer would be consumed.

The kids were 12 to 18 years old and she and her husband decided to serve them alcohol and never consulted the parents. I’m sorry, this is premeditated drugging of someone else’s children. My Daughter is 13, and I can assure you that, firstly, she’d never be at a sleepover party with 30 kids at someone’s house, and, secondly, if she was at such a party and I found out that the parents had planned it so the kids could drink…well, in that case then I might be the one looking at jail time right now.
There is no excuse for this, and she is being properly punished.

3 Responses to “Insta Asks “Is killing your husband less serious than serving kids beer?””

  1. Dave E. says:

    When I turned 17 my parents let me have a few of my close friends over for a poker party and they let us split a case of beer. That was after they had consulted with the other parents and afterwards they drove all of them home. It was no big deal and the reality was that was pretty tame compared to what we did some nights on our own. I think they were trying to teach us how to drink responsibly. It was nice effort.
    Not getting the parents permission was stupid. At first I thought the sentence was too harsh, but on second thought I think you’re right.

  2. It’s the part about not consulting the other parents that is the real issue. And I am completely serious about that. Well, I also have a small problem with giving alcohol to 12-year-olds, but that’s a decision for the kid’s parents.
    From the time I was 15, I could drink at home any time I wanted, with only one rule – don’t leave the house. Actually, the second (unspoken) rule was “you vomit, you cleanit”. That one was a given.
    The result was that when other kids in high school went out to drink or get stoned after (or sometimes during) class, I had no urge to do so. I could drink any time I wanted so it held no great thrill to do so on the sly.
    Add in the fact, and it is a fact, that a good early binge can make the kid realize that it’s just not as much fun as it sounds.

  3. memomachine says:

    Yeah my parents did the same thing. They sat me down, explained that I could drink and smoke as much as I wanted and they would buy both the booze and cigarettes. All I had to do was do this at home.
    They really ruined the rebellious period of my teen years.

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