Just When I Start To Worry About The Future Of This Great Land

I come across a heart warming story of traditional family values and I rest assured that the next generation will be our greatest yet

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC-TV) – A 4-year-old boy, beer in hand, is accused of stealing Christmas presents from his neighbors. It’s a strange story, but also a sad one.

April Wright is 21 years old and is going through a divorce with her husband who is in jail. She says she is not sure how her 4-year-old managed to get out of the house, open a beer, and steal the neighbors presents from under their tree. Now she’s just glad he’s okay and says she won’t let it happen again.

The child, Hayden Wright, was found around 1:45 am Tuesday, wandering the streets of his neighborhood. In a police reports, officers said he was wearing a little girl’s dress and drinking a beer.

THS will vouch that I waited until my 8th birthday to behave in such a manner.

This really is a story of timeless togetherness for the holidays

“He runs away trying to find his father,” she said. “He wants to get in trouble so he can go to jail because that’s where his daddy is.”

He shows creativity and that good-old American Can-Do attitude

Wright said, “He got it out of my father’s cooler in the back and how he got it open I don’t understand because it was one of those tab beers.”

But it doesn’t stop there. The report said Hayden then snuck into a neighbor’s house through an unlocked front door, and stole five wrapped Christmas gifts. One was a girl’s brown dress which Hayden was wearing when police found him.

This story shows the human, fragile side of parenting

She said she tries to be a good mother and loves her son, but now feels like a failure.

But, via the Magic of the Season, we get a Happy Ending

Wright did meet with child protective services today who told her she will get to keep custody of Hayden.

Our future is looking brighter all the time.

8 Responses to “Just When I Start To Worry About The Future Of This Great Land”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Two of my old man’s favorite stories:

    He and his pal Uncle Jake were hanging on my crib, chatting and drinking beer. Uncle Jake had his arm on the railing, holding his beer. Paid me no attention, being six months old.

    My father said he glanced over at me and I was out cold. Half of Uncle Jake’s formerly full beer was gone and he didn’t drink it.

    My parents stopped having cocktail parties with friends before going to dinner. Seems at age 2 or so I developed a taste for manhattans and whiskey sours. The old folks left and I finished ALL the drinks. They found me passed out on the floor.

    But I’ve grown up. I buy my own now.

  2. JeffS says:

    8 years old, Mr. B? You’re a late starter.

  3. don says:

    an extremely funny and sad story altogether.

    i agree, the next generation definitely appears to be the best yet. ha. i laugh because what in the world would even make a four year old drink beer and wear a dress in the process. that is insane. i hear where the mother speaks of him wanting to end up in jail so that he can be with his father, but i have to believe there are some mental issues taking place here and there, with the kid and the mother.

    it’s sad because even the most compassionate mind has no choice but to believe it gets worse.


  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    In all seriousness, it is extremely sad, don.

  5. Ebola says:

    I seem to recall trying to hide under the tables and steal beers at around 6-8 yrs old. I think it’s less that the kids want to try something “grown up” than the idiot parents not paying attention.

  6. Ebola says:

    Also, I imagine if you actually smacked the little shits around a bit instead of just saying “no” they’d stop.

  7. Ave says:

    Naw, they just need medication.

  8. Ave says:

    And a time-out. And counseling. That’ll teach ’em all how to be good parents.

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