And you won’t believe the doozy of a story that caught my eye.
In Chicago, two grown-ass children had the audacity to sue their own mother for… being a “bad mother.” And guess who their attorney was?
Their own father!
Raised in a $1.5 million Barrington Hills home by their attorney father, two grown children have spent the last two years pursuing a unique lawsuit against their mom for “bad mothering” damages allegedly caused when she failed to buy toys for one and sent another a birthday card he didn’t like.
The alleged offenses include failing to take her daughter to a car show, telling her then-7-year-old son to buckle his seat belt or she would contact police, “haggling” over the amount to spend on party dresses and calling her daughter at midnight to ask that she return home from celebrating homecoming.
A judge just dismissed the case, but mom still had to foot her legal bills and spend years defending herself against this insane lawsuit. And you wouldn’t believe some of the details:
Among the exhibits filed in the case is a birthday card Garrity sent her son, who in his lawsuit sought damages because the card was “inappropriate” and failed to include cash or a check. He also alleged she failed to send a card for years or, while he was in college, care packages.
On the front of the American Greetings card is a picture of tomatoes spread across a table that are indistinguishable except for one in the middle with craft-store googly eyes attached.
“Son I got you this Birthday card because it’s just like you … different from all the rest!” the card reads. On the inside Garrity wrote, “Have a great day! Love & Hugs, Mom xoxoxo.”
Oh wow. Words… I have none.
Except these: WTF??? Can you imagine being sued for not putting money in a birthday card, or choosing the wrong card? Or for asking your daughter to adhere to a midnight curfew. My mother never sent me care packages in college. I was not aware this was worthy of a lawsuit!
And to think of all the grounds my kids have to sue me. I make them buckle their seat belts! Go to bed at a decent hour! Sometimes I raise my voice. I don’t bake their birthday cakes. My daughter has been BEGGING me to buy her Barbie Video Girl, and I have steadfastly refused, insisting she must wait until Christmas or her birthday for such a big-ticket item. BAD MOM!
So tell me, what grounds do YOUR kids have for a “bad mother” lawsuit? What fate would you like to see befall these ungrateful brats who sued their own mother?
What else is on your mind? Chat away!