are you guys keeping up with this Baby Lisa story?
i think her mom knows what happened. universe forgive me if i'm wrong, but the story is just too strange to believe as it's currently being told. last Monday night someone 1) came into the house through a hard-to-access window; 2) turned on all the lights; 3) took a little baby from her crib; 3) found the parents' cell phones in the kitchen and stole them; and 4) left the house, all without rousing Lisa's mom, who was sleeping, while Lisa's dad worked an overnight shift.
now, maybe it's because i'm a mother of a baby only four months younger than Lisa, but i cannot fathom this. i've seen photos and footage on the news of Lisa's house and it's not that big—it's only one story and looks about the same square footage as, if not less than, our condo. as long as i'm in the same general space as my son, i am acutely attuned to where he is and what he's doing. which makes me wonder: how could Lisa's mom not realize her own child was being abducted?
i know she was asleep at the time, but still. before i go to sleep at night, i turn on the baby monitor, which picks up any and every little sound in Matty's room (which, granted, is sometimes a pain, but i'd absolutely rather err on the side of caution). maybe Lisa's mom did not have a baby monitor, but that just begs the question—why not?
but okay, so she doesn't own a baby monitor. maybe she's old school. but i know that when i've woken my son up from a deep sleep—not something i'd ever make a hobby out of, believe me!—he usually cries because he's annoyed. i imagine if he was awoken by a total stranger, he would scream his head off. does Lisa's mom expect us to believe her baby did not so much as emit a peep during the abduction? (or that perhaps Lisa did cry, she just didn't hear it? but that's a whole other issue—how could you not hear your baby cry?)
but maybe the kidnapper had a way to keep Lisa quiet, whatever it was. we'll assume that was the case. but then what about the cell phones? why in the world would someone leave her phone out of reach overnight? apparently the family's three cell phones were all lined up and charging on the counter. my husband works late nights twice a week. i wouldn't dream of leaving my phone charging anywhere other than next to my bed. god forbid he needed to reach me in an emergency or i had an emergency and needed to reach him, but couldn't because my phone was two rooms away.
but let's just give her the benefit of the doubt. maybe she has no outlet near her bed and her cell phone was dead and needed to be charged in the kitchen. fine. would someone out to steal a little baby in the middle of the night without her parents' knowledge really turn on all the lights in the house while doing so? i mean, this person—if he or she does exist—is obviously not a sloppy criminal as he/she apparently left no fingerprints or other evidence. turning on all the lights—and leaving them on—seems just plain stupid.
none of it makes any sense to me. a week has gone by since Lisa disappeared and there are no leads, no evidence. i've seen Lisa's mom on television, tearfully pleading for her daughter's return. but i also remember seeing Susan Smith on television, tearfully pleading for her kids' return. maybe it's just that, as a mom of a little baby, i can't get my head around the idea that he could just be taken from our home in the middle of the night the way Lisa's mom is claiming her baby was, without our knowledge. that is a scenario too horrifying to consider.
but i just feel in my gut that she's involved in some way.
i mean, people are crazy these days. in this era of rampant reality TV, otherwise bored and unimaginative folks will go to great lengths to be 'famous.' considering the amount of times Lisa's mom has been on TV in the last week—and that yesterday she released a statement saying she and Lisa's dad would be doing less interviews to focus on finding their daughter (oh! what an idea)!—i don't think it's inconceivable that she's one of them.
i just can't decide if it's a good thing if it turns out Lisa's mom is responsible for her disappearance. on one hand, it may mean Lisa is safe somewhere. on the other, it means poor Lisa is in for a lifetime of trouble.