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Do parents exact revenge... eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
20th Apr '13

It's always the same two sayings...."If someone ever did that to my child I'd kill them!" Or the other,"You don't know until you're in that position".



I honestly don't know any parent who has ever sought to 'exact revenge' from someone because of something done to their kids.



Is it really just something said out of anger, or does anyone actually seek justice on their own?
Do you think you would do something if your child was brutally harmed by another person (on purpose).

Belle. TTC #2 TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Alberta 3444 posts
20th Apr '13

I think it's said out of anger but if its serious the cops should be called and justice should be served.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
20th Apr '13

I don't believe in revenge. I don't think it's a useful concept.



If my child were brutally harmed by another person, I don't know how I'd feel, exactly, or how I would handle it, but I realize life isn't fair and that the best we can do is utilize the best judicial system we can manage.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
20th Apr '13

I don't know what I would do until I am put in that position. But I can say that I am a relatively calm person so I don't know what "revenge" I'm capable of.



But my dad did seek "revenge" on my behalf once and went to jail overnight for it.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7011 posts
20th Apr '13

It's mostly said out of anger but it depends on the person. DH would do something no doubt.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3674 posts
20th Apr '13

I think my SO would be the type of father that would try to get revenge. I'm a very calm person but if someone hurts my child I turn into another person. I really don't know what I would do, I guess I would have to be in the situation.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3674 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Glo♥:</b>" It's mostly said out of anger but it depends on the person. DH would do something no doubt."</blockquote>




I always feel like dads, and a lot of men, act on impulse. At least all the fathers/men in my life seem too.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7011 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Glo♥:</b>" It's mostly said out of anger but it depends ... [snip!] ... I always feel like dads, and a lot of men, act on impulse. At least all the fathers/men in my life seem too."</blockquote>




DH is very overprotective of DD plus he has issues so he would do something and it wouldn't be pretty.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
20th Apr '13

I told my sons father if he ever laid a hand on our son i would whoop his ass. Well he called my son a f****t and threw him across the room. Bet your ass when I see him it's on! He knows it to and thats why he has avoided me for the last 3 years :) I called him and told him to call me names and throw me across the room his comment back " you dont know the whole story" I really dont give a shit. Yup anyone hurts my kids, I will exact revenge. Other then that I am a lover not a fighter :P

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
21st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:</b>" I told my sons father if he ever laid a hand on our son i would whoop his ass. Well he called my son ... [snip!] ... story" I really dont give a shit. Yup anyone hurts my kids, I will exact revenge. Other then that I am a lover not a fighter :P"</blockquote>



Omg. And that's his bio dad?
Yeah, I think I'd do the same thing. And wth you don't know the whole story? Lame excuse.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting eKnuckles:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:</b>" I told my sons father if he ever laid ... [snip!] ... Omg. And that's his bio dad? Yeah, I think I'd do the same thing. And wth you don't know the whole story? Lame excuse."


ya his only son is gay so he is not very happy. My son is a gentle soul. He is not a fighter. He's going to school to become a nurse. LOL Only reason why I am laughing is I know he will pass out, but hey I am supporting himlol His dad hates me cause I wouldnt have an abortion. Oh well get over it its been 19 years jeezzz

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
21st Apr '13

It depends on how old they are. If dd is a teen or older I would help her get revenge. Otherwise it would just be said out of anger.



Also, I only clarified age because sadly I know some people that would feel the need to get revenge on kids :(

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
21st Apr '13

I'd be more concerned about my child and how they felt than I would be about getting revenge.



I tend to find revenge slightly petty and low-class, honestly.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26125 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting eKnuckles:" It's always the same two sayings...."If someone ever did that to my child I'd kill them!" Or the other,"You ... [snip!] ... justice on their own? Do you think you would do something if your child was brutally harmed by another person (on purpose)."


Lets say my child was killed by someone... I'm sorry but I know my crazy ass. I'd castrate the f****r that hurt Lily. I know I'd do it.



Lily was temporarily kidnapped by her father as a baby. If he ever kept around and so much as stepped 10 feet near her, his ass would be dead. And I would gladly spend my life in jail knowing I protected Lily. I'd give custody rights to my parents and sister... but believe me, I absolutely would kill to protect my child ESPECIALLY when it comes to her father.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3438 posts
21st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting FroggysMommy:</b>" Lets say my child was killed by someone... I'm sorry but I know my crazy ass. I'd castrate the f****r ... [snip!] ... to my parents and sister... but believe me, I absolutely would kill to protect my child ESPECIALLY when it comes to her father."</blockquote>




I *think* I read a part of your story on an old thread? I think spoke about cps and court etc ...anyway, depending on what happened I don't know what kind of wreck I'd be in. In your example about kidnapping...I'd be a mama bear. Omg how did you HANDLE IT????



This just reminded me of a documentary (about prostitution and how most of the girls are under age and seduced/stolen into the game) where the mother's p*****n daughter was missing and she searched for months, alone, putting out fliers etc. when she was sure she found her at a pimp's place she would call the police and they never helped or did anything. She eventually busted in and got her daughter out herself.