By Anonymous - 01/06/2012 07:02 - United States

Today, Child Protective Services came to my house, because my 7-year-old son told people at school that he was uncomfortable sleeping in his uncle's bed. I had to explain to them that the uncle in question died 2 years ago, and that's why it felt weird. FML
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I'm sure it was weird for the first few months as the corpse was rotting, but your kid shoud be OK now that he's just down to a skeleton. Skeletons are cooler than teddy bears.

At least you know he has caring teachers

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At least you know he has caring teachers

Man, fuck teachers and their oversensitivity and overreactions. When I was in school, even 10-15 years ago teachers barely gave a shit about their kids. I can understand the concern, but was it necessary to call CPS immediately? Maybe get some more information before taking such a drastic act, like ASKING the child about it. Stupid fucking teachers, mind your own goddam business. Go ahead and thumb me down people. I'm just sick of how oversensitive and thin-skinned people are today. Can't say a single word in public without someone hearing it and getting offended or reacting negatively towards you.

71 - Amen. CPS is a little to extreme. In Va. Beach CPS don't even care about your kid just the paycheck. They mistreated my brother and didn't know how to handle him. He has down syndrome so you would think it's required to know about it...nope, they just dragged him when he would pout and such. YLS for having a child with a over reacting teacher with no thought process.

It's not a teachers job to raise a child. It's the parents job. My taxes pay you to teach my child an education, not stick your big ass nose in my business.

Op, buy the kid a new bed! I would feel uncomfortable if I had to sleep in that bed too.

The thing is, teachers are required by LAW to report things that could be seen as abusive. My senior english teacher had us write in a journal every day about ourselves and made it very clear that if we revealed an act of abuse she HAD to report it.

Of course 106, I completely understand that. My father is a doctor and has the same obligation. But why didn't the teacher get more information first? She just assumed and wasted both OP's and the CPS' time for a stupid reason.

141 - I teach and I was told once we suspect abuse, we aren't allowed to talk to the child about it; we had to report it to the admin and social services IMMEDIATELY. The rationale was that talking to the child (especially younger, impressionable children) might cause them to become confused and remember things incorrectly; kind of like leading a witness in court.

I'm sorry 149, but if a child tells me how they are abused, my first reaction isn't to shut my mouth and run away, it's to ask a simple, "what do you mean?" or "why do you feel uncomfortable?"

153 - It doesn't matter what your reaction would be; I'm telling you what social services told me is my legal obligation.

155 fuck legal obligation. I vote for common sense

there is a difference between 'caring' and 'nosy'. screw cps. more often than not children are taken away from the good parents.

Agreed- "Screw CPS." It's all about money. CPS gets paid while families are torn apart.

158) While I can understand your sentiment, not following the right protocols can end with a child NOT being removed from a dangerous situation because the necessary burden of proof was not met and the appropriate agencies would have no legal bearing to intervene. I'm pretty sure no one wants that, so procedures were put in place to minimize the risk of that happening. Unfortunately, common sense is not legally binding.

My mom is a Kindergarten teacher and she has to report anything weird kids say. If they don't, they can be held responsible. Don't get angry at them for not wanting to get fired and/or jail time.

I get what you mean #71, but at the end of the day you hear stories like baby P where teachers did mind their own business and it was too late. Better safe than sorry.

I'm sure it was weird for the first few months as the corpse was rotting, but your kid shoud be OK now that he's just down to a skeleton. Skeletons are cooler than teddy bears.

Cool story, Noor, but I was thinking "Psycho." ;)

I was thinking of House Of 1000 Corpses. Lol.

A Rose For Emily was one twisted poem

Does Emily's rose happen to be twisted around your head, Noor?

I was thinking the "Noor can shut up" poem...

I think the "penguin can shut up" poem has more literary merit.

Penguin only has 37 comments... Cut him some slack... But penguin, shut up... Noor is one of the best commenters and if you're just trolling, gtfo and come back with better comments you tool bag! *rant over*

"A Rose For Emily" is a short story, not a poem.

Thank you Kelsey! I was wondering what everyone was talking about calling it a poem

Does anyone else find it unusual that both perdix and docbastard are back commenting at the same time.

It's funny how children's words can be interpreted in suuuuch the wrong way! Regardless, such an awkward thing to talk your way out of so, FYL

Especially in this hypersensitive, every strange man is a child molester day and age.

very true, but not all kids say stuff like that and don't understand it could be taken badly. my dad told his teacher that his mom was a drunk and there was never any food in the house and he had to take care of his family as an excuse to get out of homework xD

some kids say things on purpose too just because of the things that happen. my dad told his teacher once that his mom was a drunk and that he had to take care of his sisters in order to get out of homework next say his mom opens the door to human services. parents can get in big trouble when kids do that.

Reminds me of the old FML of the boy that said "Daddy made me take my punishment in the butt." to his dad's boss after a spanking.

Aww, miscommunication is a bitch. But why would your son be talking about his bed at school?

I forgot to add: And how would he know it's his deceased uncle's bed unless you told him?

elenasbrazilian: You're absolutely right. I'm half awake right now, hence the stupid questions. Lemme come back on in a couple of hours when I'm all there. :)

30 - In total, Man has commented 1043 times. You have commented 8 times. Now if you can do the math, clearly Man has been around much longer than you have. Here on FML, you'll meet people such as Noor, Perdix, DocBastard (to names a few, the list goes on) who you treat with respect as they possess higher "FML status" than you. Get past the 100 comment marker BEFORE telling others to "stop commenting". ;)

In fairness, at that point in this particular thread, it was good advice.

33: I appreciate the defense, but I wouldn't put myself up there with Noor, DocBastard and Perdix. Not even close. I wouldn't expect anyone to respect me just because I have a certain number of comments. Maybe because of the substance of the comments, but nothing more. He can voice his opinion, even if it's disagreeable. P.S x=194 194+750=943 ;)

37 - Farts, usually I forget to carry the 1, guess I got too excited. Anyways, I just like putting people in their place. :)

#30 Don't be a jerk.

I'll volunteer to be on Man's side.

I spy some keyboard warriors... Quit doing my job!

I was not aware that FML had some sort of Highschool hierarchy where certain people are always right just because they comment more frequently. Although I will say, DocBastard is a legend ;)

MissMae93, while I agree that horseraddish's comment was off topic, I don't completely agree with your notion and insinuation of an FML hierarchy here. I mean while most of us enjoy DocBastard and perdix's posts they are by no means royalty. And you never know how many people have been coming to the site daily and didn't make a user name until recently. I myself have been coming here almost daily since 2008 but I didn't make a user name til a few months back. Maybe horseraddish has been lurking who knows.

it's annoying but every regular commenter gets haters that tell them to stop

I know this is not part of Internet protocol - for a nobody to tell a somebody things like stop posting - but if someone posts a thousand times and then makes a shit post, it doesn't stop that post from being shit. Noor makes shit posts as well. So does everyone. But if someone is a habitual shit poster, they need to stop posting.

So why are you still posting?

Mustache for the win!^

Someone woke up with an alarming lack of common sense this morning...

Miss Mae that's absolutely absurd. Respect is earned not given. I don't care if someone has commented a million times!!

Wow, get a life maybe?

I don't think anyone has told me to stop posting yet 102 and I'm up to 933 comments so far. *waits for it

Awww, thank you.. And I feel extra special that it came from you Noor. :-)

You should have replaced the bed, would you want to sleep in the bed of someone who passed away??

I'm not sure which is worse: Sleeping in the bed of a deceased relative, or in the bed your mother gave birth in.

The majority of mother gives birth in a hospital, and I doubt that many people have that specific bed in their house. My mother has promised me her bed for when I'm leaving the house. It's a gorgeous thing, nice and comfortable, so I absolutely don't mind sleeping in it. Neither would I if the bed belonged to a dead person. It's not poisened - or so I would hope.

15-Haha I agree. I was just making an FML reference. I wanted to indicate it, but I accidentally hit send, and I can't edit from my Android phone.

#15, you know, when people die, they often lose control of their bowel and bladder. If your mom croaks in her bed, you may want to replace the mattress.

My bed is the bed that my great grandmother died in. It's not weird to be because it is the most comfortable bed I've ever had. When I die, I want to die in that bed.

Honestly, I can't find where OP said the uncle passed away while being in that bed

43 - True it doesn't say that the uncle actually died in that bed. He could have died in the hospital or even in a car accident or anywhere.

#43 and 51, you are both right that it doesn't say anywhere that the uncle died in the bed, but it's more fun to assume that he did. Look at my comment, #2. I go even one further and make the absurd assumption that no one even moved the uncle's dead body from the bed. Of course, it's not true, but I found the concept hilarious.

43 and 51 if it helps, my great aunt died in a hospital, but i didn't even want to enter her bedroom for the first little while, and i still don't want to

#15 Then what is the mask for :(

he should enjoy his haunted bed

That's so weird! I wouldn't even want to be in that room..

Let alone the bed...

Damn, poor kid must really miss his uncle

Yes but can't he forget about it by now When my grandma passed I was kinda sad but I lived life anyway. Sometimes idk what this has to do with the story *I know I'm gonna get thumbed down gulp*

Yeah I took that the wrong way too

Wow, that must have been an uncomfortable experiance :( But I guess it's good that you know there are people who would get him help if he was going through stuff...