Talk about a crazy Christmas. Instead of chilling with her kids around the tree like most parents, celeb mom Britney Spears has been forced to spend the week handling claims from ex-husband Kevin Federline's brother Christopher Federline that he -- not K-Fed -- is the father of 7-year-old son Sean Preston.
I don't care if the claims are true or not. Let me just say it right now: poor Sean Preston. It's Christmas time. All this little boy should be thinking about is Angry Birds, LEGOs, Skylanders, or Beyblades ... not who his papa is.
Whatever Christopher Federline is to this little guy, he's not acting like much of a father.
A father -- a true father -- would think about the emotional wellbeing of his child before casting aspersions that he knows would be splashed across every newspaper in the country. He would consider what sort of toll his mean-spirited claims will take on a young boy who, up until this moment, has always known his dad as one guy.
At some point, we adults have to set aside our petty differences with the other adults in our lives and put the kids first. That is particularly crucial in situations like this: be it questionable paternity or more simple child custody cases. If you really care about a child, then your priority should be making their life easier, not who "wins."
The only one who needs to "win" here is Sean Preston.
Britney and K-Fed's kids haven't exactly had it easy as it is. Mom and Dad had a very public divorce. Mom has been raked over the coals for bad parenting (remember the no car seat incident? Who can forget it?). And then there is Mom's battle with substance abuse.
It's just finally been looking like things were going right for Britney with her X Factor gig and her sobriety. If anything, now is the time that a truly caring father or even just a caring uncle, would say, "you know what, let's make sure things stay this way ... for the sake of the kids."
What do you think of this bombshell? Is it fair to Britney's kids?
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