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Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

Posted on: February 23, 2010 1:08 pm
 
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods bitterly complained last week during his public apology that his children were being stalked by tabloid photographers and noted that his kids had specifically been followed to their daycare facility.

Nobody seemed to be listening. Last week, we noted that eight paparazzi photographers were camped outside the facility just an hour or two after he had begged them to back off, presumably to snap a shot of wife Elin, who did not attend his speech in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Woods and his wife have sent a personalized letter to the parents of other kids at the facility, apologizing for the circus they've occasionally been subjected to as a result of the coverage of his months-long sex scandal. The letter was posted Monday on the website of Orlando television station WFTV. It read:

"We would like to share our appreciation for your support over the past several months and offer our personal apology for any inconvenience you are experienceing due to the increased media scrutiny surrounding our children. We truly understand how frustrating it can be.

"We hope the paparazzi will find something better to do with their time in the near future. In the meantime, it is our goal to keep life as normal as possible for our childen. We are sure that as parents you can appreciate that. For Sam, that normalcy means attending the school that she enjoys so much.

"Again, we truly appreciate the support from the entire (school name redacted by CBSSports.com) family."

For whatever it's worth, there were no photographers outside the daycare facility at midday Monday.
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 8:33 am
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

It is usually an outstanding submit. Can I use this on my website?



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2010 1:41 pm
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

When are you going to write your letter Elling? You slug.

You wrote your little article about where the school is located, I guess hoping to generate a huge crowd of your media relatives ready to terrify young children and their parents.

You owe an apology too moron.

You are not covered by your "freedom of the press" on this one.

Intentionaliy endangering the well being of children.

Takes a real man to do that huh Elling?



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2010 10:11 am
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

Interesting to read the comments from others on how Tiger's at fault, Elin should keep her kids at home, that she shouldn't let him off of the hook and take her children back to Sweden, on and on and on, blah, blah, blah.........................wait one damn minute !!!!

When TW made his speech last week, he spoke of doing what he did because he erroneously felt ENTITLED. He knew it was wrong, but he felt that he could do it because of who he was, his status, his clout. Isn't that the same thing going on with these over the top comments about how this couple should deal withthis very sad and depressing issue? Whether he or she is at fault, where they should keep their children, who should go or stay...........why do we, the general public feel ENTITLED to weigh in on matters that are NONE OF OUR BUSINESS ??
Do you go out to your mailbox and ask the mailman about his family, and then offer up advice as to how he should handle things? Do you peak out the window at that neighbor who looks like he keeps long hours away from the home, and go over to the hous and admonish him that he needs to treat his wife and family better ?? Do you go to work and send an  email to that manager that everyone knows is handling a little action on the side and rip him apart for his on the job indiscretions??? Of course not, and we don't because we know that we're not ENTITLED to do so.
We all have the right to our opinions on this fiasco, but we need to stay out of those peoples affairs and let them repair the damage as best they can. Indiscretions and stupidity are all part of the experience that we call life. Some do it in the public, some do it in the shadows. It's how we deal with these issues that separates men from boys. I think that this guy is trying to handle his trash in a manly way, maybe not the best way , or the way that you or I would have handled it, but that is his choice, and he is ENTITLED to make that choice. Let him do so.
She may or may not stay with him, keep him around, or be with him, that is her choice to make, and she is ENTITLED to make that choice on her own, or with advice from others, if she wishes it. (I don't recall her inviting us to send in our sugesstions, commnets or witty anecdotes!) let her deal with this and make her decisions.

As a parting shot.............. one of the comments suggested that her staying with him would be "Letting him off of the Hook". We dont know what goes on in the TW house, if he is a good father or not, if he took care of everything at home or not, how this will work out or not. If you've ever been in a situation where you needed to be forgiven, and I suspect many of us on this site have been there, then you know that its not about being "let off the hook", it more about realizing that your world has gone from stable to spinning out of control.........and you just tyring to find a soft place to land. That's what forgiveness is about. That's what grown-ups do. Wink



Since: Apr 7, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2010 11:25 pm
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

Seems strange to me too, Tubby2go. I hope it's not a regular thing.  A parent's home is definetly better than a Daycare at a young age. 

It wouldn't be so bad if more people thought like 1955 and quit acting like spoiled entitled brats always wanting a free ride or thinking me, me, me while our country goes down the toilet.   



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2010 10:07 pm
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

I am surprised Elin uses daycare. I would have thought she would hire a nanny for her kids, to look after them when she wasn't around.

Not a beautiful Nanny, of course - but a middle-aged, Nanny McPHee type nanny, to keep the kids at home and away from prying eyes.

It is a pity that the papperazzi target the kids...any celebrities' kids. I hope their cameras break.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2010 4:49 pm
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

Whose business is it to say what Elin should do; it is her business whether or not she wants to forgive him and only her business; also her decision about either staying in the US or going home to Sweden.  I'm sure she will do whatever she decides is best for her and for the children.  And you can forgive and forget - I know from personal experience, though I must admit it was not something of this nature that I needed to forgive and forget!



Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2010 11:25 am
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

Weaker comment conshycrush...what planet do you live on? Using YOUR words/logic?, not mine, I'm pretty sure Tiger "can afford to have [his] wife stay at home." For that matter, I'm pretty sure Elin can "afford to have [her] husband stay at home" as well. Your criticism of tubby2go's comment actually furthers his point. Ponder before you post.




Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2010 2:41 am
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

conshy,

Finances certainely not an issue in this situation.  Also, on an unrelated to the story but not to your point note, I am guessing at least a good portion of the time it is not so much an inability to afford but rather a desire to posses more that keeps both parents working.  I bet alot more families could have a stay at home parent if they did away with the second home and the boat.  Obviously, this is not the case for every family but it happens to be the case more often than not.  Sad really.  I am not sure what is causing the dumbing down, entitlement attitude, dishonest, disrespectful and you could name alot of other things in todays youth but I betcha if more families parented like it was 55, there would be much less.



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2010 2:40 am
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

And, oh, by the way, what was the purpose of having the invitation only, no questions asked, media in attendance? Do these guys feel honored to be considered worthy of Tiger's special misery club? They all should have sent a courier back with the declining RSVP. Maybe jotted something along the lines of "Spare me!" He would have done far better had he walked out, cleared his throat, made some comment like "My attorney's, agent, and others drew this up for me to read as an apology, but it just dawned on me how phony that would be. True acts of contrition don't need to be scripted. " He could have said nothing at all, and I would have been fine with that, as we all should have been from the start....


Tiger doesn't owe anyone an apology.  You just as much admitted that with your own ranting statement.  If Elin doesn't take him back, what are all the apologies in the world going to do for "us"?  If his wife doesn't think it's enough to earn her love back, then why do we even need to be spoken too?  Its idiocy to want something we don't deserve, especially if it's not good enough to the main person who SHOULD be receiving it.  I could care less about an apology.  Tiger didn't hurt me.  He may have disappointed me, but life went on for me the very next moment when I realized that I don't look up to him, he's not my idol, and I don't use him as a role model for my kids.  I just enjoy watching him play Golf, and that's something I hope to be able to do again real soon.



Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2010 8:56 pm
 

Tiger, Elin apologize to daycare parents

Elin, why are you a part of any apology? Take your children and go back home, as in Sweden. This is not the man you thought you were in love with, and he certainly isn't the "family first" guy he portrayed. Forgive for your own freedom, but don't equate forgiving with forgetting.

Most of us were curious enough to make Tiger's apology front and center for a few days; that's human nature. We wanted to know just what could the guy say. Now, it's time to move on. I hear people say you were humiliated. The only way you should be viewed as being humiliated is if you take him back. This thing is not going to go away unless you treat it as it is; an act by a man who placed little value on his family. Why would anyone want to spend a lifetime with someone who needed to be caught before he showed an ounce of contrition.

What took the guy so long to step up to the mike? What we all heard, what he READ , how did that take three months to draw up? In my opinion he would have been better off with the "caught red-handed denial" spiel. You know the ole "Wasn't me, don't know what you're talking about" gag. The bottom line is he has free will, and with it he chose to risk you, his relationship with his kids, and his reputation. He couldn't handle it. Now he needs to pay. Don't let him off the hook.

And, oh, by the way, what was the purpose of having the invitation only, no questions asked, media in attendance? Do these guys feel honored to be considered worthy of Tiger's special misery club? They all should have sent a courier back with the declining RSVP. Maybe jotted something along the lines of "Spare me!" He would have done far better had he walked out, cleared his throat, made some comment like "My attorney's, agent, and others drew this up for me to read as an apology, but it just dawned on me how phony that would be. True acts of contrition don't need to be scripted. "

I'm just glad you weren't standing by his side with the droopy old blood-hound look like all of those slime-ball politician's wives. Those are the ones who are humiliated. Those are the enablers.       


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