Let me start by apologizing for my delay in posting this story. Between the holidays, work, my kids, and my hubby having knee surgery, I’ve gotten a little behind.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have for you the stepfather of the year for 2010… or NOT! Meet 22-year-old, Kenneth Hast of Shawneetown, IL. What landed him here you ask? Well, his solution to his 4-year-old stepson’s habit of sucking his bottom lip. You see… tough guy up there must have been seriously annoyed with the fact his stepson sucked his bottom lip because on December 20th, while watching him he decided it was appropriate to duct tape the little guys arms and legs and slam his head into a desk when he refused to stop sucking his lip. Jeez… what’s the big deal he’ll out grow it and if he doesn’t who freakin cares!
When mom arrived home from work, she took her son to the hospital for a possible head injury he was treated and released. Stepfucker was arrested and charged unlawful restraint, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery of a child. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!
I have to say, that my 6-year-old son has a habit of chewing on the collar and/or sleeve of his shirts. Now it has never occurred to myself or my husband to try the duct tape/head bashing treatment to break him of the habit. I just let him deal with the soaked collar/sleeve and in time he’ll either out grow it or get used to having wet clothing, either way it’s his habit to deal with.
No one was killed, or permanently maimed so all in all a happy ending, but if mom doesn’t get rid of stepfucker with the quickness, we may be reading about him again, in the near future. He clearly has some control/anger issues.
Thanks to our very own and the always-lovely Nicole for the tip.