Here's a cartoon that was inspired by an article in last week's paper. A disgruntled father allegedly kicked his 3 year old son down a hallway, and the kid's daycare subsequently reported it to DCF. The 20 bruises counted on the boy's body were determined to be child abuse, and the child is now in protective custody. The father is sitting in jail. It's a sad story, and it got me to thinking about the stresses brought on by the recession, job losses, and shrinking incomes. Hit a wall if you have to. Hit a heavy bag. Just stay away from the kids when the stresses get to be too much.