The fantastic Rosie Scribble tagged me for this meme and I am snatching the opportunity to combine two posts in one, since I’ve been planning to blog about this chap since his recent news broke out. Cristiano Ronaldo, I hereby put you on the naughty step.
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When Cristiano Ronaldo announced that he’d become a father recently, I know I wasn’t the only person thinking, “Eh, what?!” when he stated that the child was to be under his exclusive guardianship. What got me wasn’t that the baby had apparently been born to a surrogate, or that the mother was to remain anonymous or indeed that the baby’s mother was not Ronaldo’s longterm partner – it was that whilst making the announcement that the baby had been born several weeks ago the baby was photographed in Portugal under the care of Ronaldo’s sister & mother whilst Ronaldo partied it up in New York. To be fair, Ronaldo did say he was looking forward to meeting the lad. That clearly makes this messed-up situation A-OK then.
To me, that’s not the actions of an excited and devoted new father. Maybe I’m being judgemental but if my babydaddy had gone thousands of miles away for fun and frolics leaving the baby at home, I’d have a few choice words to say about his parenting, his prioritisation and his aptitude for being a father. This whole situation just stinks of someone with more money than sense buying something he’s decided he wants on a whim. It’s weird, it’s uncomfortable to read about and as much as I know this child will materially want for nothing I still feel a great amount of pity because there’s nothing that can replace being loved unconditionally by a parent. I truly hope that my gut feeling is wrong though, that Cristiano Snr bonds properly with Cristiano Jr and forms a solid, secure and loving family unit. I guess time will tell.
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This post was written by Vonnie on July 14, 2010