If you are a guy, you may want to prepare yourself

Guys flinch, I mean really flinch and their hands immediately fly to their groin when they see a movie where someone gets a punch or kick to the groin. Whether it is a memory or just the thought of how painful it would be, they react. As a woman I really can't identify, though to watch a guy watch a movie with that kind of scene can be funny.

However, this isn't funny. Two year olds are funny. They can be obstinate little creatures when they aren't being cute. They can be outspoken in their demands, noisy, and frustrating. Then they do something that is just so darn cute, they just have to be forgiven.

Most people will be starting some type of discipline by the age of two. A short timeout, a stern look, the word No!, usually a mild punishment is all that is needed. Sometimes what they really need is a nap.

But a 23 year old man evidently didn't think that was enough. He is not being named in order to protect the identity of his victim.

So I will just call him the alleged 'Dad'. He decided the little 2 year old son needed discipline. So he stepped on his groin. Afterwards, the child had breathing problems and medical services were called. The medical personnel took the child to the hospital where he spent a few days in intensive care.

The child has now been released, and has been placed in foster care along with his three siblings, ages 2 months, 4 years and 7 years of age. Authorities say the mother was not at home at the time of the incident.

The alleged 'Dad' has been charged with felony child abuse.


I've seen adults and teen guys fight before. And even though they are angry, they will usually avoid the groin area. To aim a shot to the groin is usually considered 'dirty' fighting, and dishonorable. It is usually only the desperate who will use this 'dirty' tactic.

This guy wasn't fighting with a teen or adult. He was reportedly 'disciplining' a two year old child. Was he so desperate that he was losing a battle with a two year old? He didn't even do it gently. He used enough force that he caused the child to have breathing problems and put him in intensive care for a few days.

What a 'man' huh? Well, an adult man and a 2 year old  is a long way from an even match. So now the state has stepped in on the side of the child.

I wonder how a guy who couldn't battle fairly with a two year old, will do in prison?

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