Mum & Dad
Love is an explosion of joy. The experience of falling in love is unique. Expecting and giving birth to a first child is, for a woman, a comparably unique experience. A new family group is born.
The beauty of a family is that hierarchy is already in place. Parenthood grants parents the right to make decisions on matters concerning household and children. They are in charge. Jointly or separately, parents will feed, wash and clothe their kids, buy toys, show them where to play safely, and before long decide too on such critical matters as meal times and bed times. It is all love and kisses and cuddles. There are do’s and don’ts. Their wellbeing comes first. Children have a way of making their likes and dislikes known, […]
The facts (remember facts and problems of the previous pages?) tell a different story.
” A senior family court judge [Mr Justice Coleridge] has hit out at the government over what he says is an ‘epidemic’ of family failure that will have ‘catastrophic’ effects… [T]hose who witnessed the goings-on inside family courts would be aware of it being a ‘never ending carnival of human misery – a ceaseless river of human distress.’ ”
The judge goes on to say,
” What is certain is that almost all of society’s social ills can be traced directly to the collapse of the family life. […] We are experiencing a period of family meltdown […] I am not saying every broken family produces dysfunctional children but I am saying that almost every dysfunctional child is the product of a broken family. […] What is government doing to recognise and face up to the emerging situation? The answer is: very little and nothing like enough. ” (BBC News)
Depicted in Mum and Dad are the daily interactions developing within an Idyllic Household. Three Easy Steps take you on a guided tour sightseeing this development. Obstacles, however, bar the way. Family groups that should signpost a society in reasonable good shape are, in fact, a shadow of themselves in favour of an upbeat but brutish Big State. An epic battle between unequals has ensued. Casualties are heavy.