There are times when you just know that everything is right with the world. And then there are times when you realise everybody’s crazy as hell. Guess which one this is?
According to a recent report released to the public, in the twelve months covering 2006 to 2007, 95 children aged eight years old or younger have been admitted to Accident and Emergency… for alcohol problems. Just to put that in context, the figures show that 114 people under the age of 14 were put into hospital for alcohol related problems, yet only 19 of them were above 8 years old.
What the hell are these kids doing drinking so much that they end up in Casualty? What are they doing drinking at all? I can understand some teens doing this, but for a parent to let an eight year old child out of their sight long enough for them to get alcohol poisoning is unforgivable.
In related news, parents feel their children may be growing up too fast, childhood is effectively over at age 11, and that it’s all their fault for letting them act too adult.