A niece and nephew of my BIL's "fiance" (basically my cuñada, or SIL) aren't though. And what is the family doing? Crying. And fretting. And sighing. And worrying. And talking about it.
But not calling the police.
The story -
Apparently my cuñada's cuñado (her sisters husband) gets super drunk, and when that happens gets super mean, super loud and super abusive. He hits his wife, his children, and his nieces or nephews. And he is still with the family? The entire family lives together (by entire I mean the grandma is the head of house, and she has 6 children - with their wives or husbands, and all their children living in one huge house). About 18 children live in this house. Its kinda a "takes a village to raise a child" thing going on. Which, since they are all family, I thought was quaint and good in some ways.
Until they told me the drunk uncle hit his niece and nephew "bien fea" (very ugly, or really bad) on sunday. The mom/ his wife had taken her kids out of the house for the day cause he had already hit her ( the wife) once that day, BUT SHE LEAVES 15 OTHER INNOCENT CHILDREN THERE WITH HIM. Where were the parents of the two that got hit? Little Sophie (4yrs old) and Israel (6yrs old) have nothing to do with uncles alcoholism and abuse issues. If "everyone knows" Pancho ( the abuser asshole) is "like that" when he drinks, why is he A) still living in a house full of children and B) being left in the presence of children when he is drunk ?
Does the name Sophie sound familar? It should, it was big girls C's first little buddy when we arrived (and they have played together many times since).
|Sophie on the left in the grey shirt.|