Leaving your child in the care of others is not an easy thing to do. The first time is heart wrenching. Some kids cry and reach for their parents which makes Mom or Dad feel like a total jerk for abandoning the little tot. Others simply look at the colorful toys and the other children and forget that their parents exist leaving the parent to feel a little jilted.
Regardless of how it goes down, a lot of work goes into choosing a daycare provider. Is it safe? Are they nurturing? How do the other kids seem when you visit? Will your child be happy there? What policies are in place to protect my child? Are the employees decent human beings or are they complete pond scum?
As a parent you want everyone to love your child as much as you do and you want your child to enjoy their time away from you. Coping with the fact that no one loves your child as much as you do is difficult. Finding out that the people you’re paying to care for them are mocking them instead and posting pictures of it online is agony for any parent. That’s the sort of thing that gets people’s asses kicked.
Sometimes you’re relieved to see your child’s photo turn up online or on the news… like if you forgot where you put them. For the most part though, it’s really uncool. Such is the case of three year old Ethan Jordan. Ethan attended A Heavenly Haven in Newport News, Virginia. While he is a happy little guy with a quick smile, Ethan suffers from a speech delay and at the age of 3 still isn’t speaking. Needless to say, Ethan’s mother was understandably upset when she found this picture posted by Jena Ferrel (aka mz_oneofakind), an employee of A Heavenly Haven.
Worse still is the fact that another employee, mz_ann530, formerly the manager of the center commented, ‘He really look like that’s exactly wat he is thinking cuz sure can’t talk. LMAO.’
Ethan wasn’t the only child the mocked on mz_oneofakind’s Instagram account. Another post shows a photo of a smiling little boy next to a picture of Mater from the movie Cars, likening his teeth to the cartoon truck’s teeth with a comment of ‘Wat yall think….lol’
According to local news channel Wavy.com, Virginia’s Department of Social Services is investigating the day care center and both Mz Ann and Mz_Oneofakind have been fired from their positions within the center.
Do you know what I think, Mz_Oneofakind? I think your lack of compassion for children is shocking. I think you both need to learn to spell. I think you should seek help if you need to make fun of toddlers in order to get attention online. I also think I’d like to see a picture of you with your former manager in the unemployment line with a caption about your inability to keep your jobs. To me, that would be funny. Really funny. “LMAO”