Friday, June 20, 2008

Pregnancy Pact???

Ok, for once I'm up before lil T & I'm watching GMA. Apparently there is a high school (wherever The Perfect Storm is set) where there is an epidemic of teen pregnancies. They say that some of the girls are making a PACT to get pregnant together.
Wow, do these girls understand what they are doing? Babies are a miracle and a joy, but being in high school and WANTING this to happen? Finish high school, get married, settle down a little bit. Babies aren't just fun and joy; they are work (yes, they are a blessing but, please don't just go right over the work put into them). It's not Juno, where you get to give the baby away! This baby is YOURS FOREVER!
Now, I know some girls are amazing and graduate high school while being a teen mother (like my very own mother - who didn't plan it!), but why make high school more difficult than it already is? Parenting is much easier when there are two of you (I honestly would not have wanted to do this by myself).
And of course the media is being blamed. Jamie Lynn Spears and Ashlee Simpson are not high school teen mothers. I realize she got pregnant before the wedding, but Ashlee is married now. Jamie Lynn....well, look at her big sis, not necessarily someone to idolize. When will teens realize that they aren't these Hollywood-made stars? They have to face real life. They won't be able to afford a nanny and party still.
It's just sad to me that teens would choose to get pregnant in high school. I don't know what I would have done if that had happened to me. It wouldn't have been the end of the world, no, but it would have made life a heck of a lot more difficult and way different than where it is now.


Kristen Schiffman said...

I don't have any babies (yet!) but I am a newlywed and I could not agree with your more on these girls! I wonder what would urge them to do something like that...

pregnancy shouldn't be a prank. That makes my heart a little sad...for the young mom's and the babies.

Lori said...

having 2 kids of my own I don't understand how/why teens think it is a cool thing to get pregnant at such an early age. I struggle every day with it, and I've lived a lot more than they have and am not trying to go to school and just survive life.

but to each their own!

Heather said...

I saw this and was deeply disturbed by it. It makes me sad.

Your blog is so sweet. I've really enjoyed sitting here reading all about you.

Go check the SITS site for a surprise. :o) Happy Friday, Sweetie!!

Mrs. R said...

This is nuts. You, my dear to need to go check out the post today at SITS.. it will make you very happy!

Bethany said...

I read about this a little while ago and was stunned! I am 38 years old and have a hard time some days. I cannot imagine being a teen mother. Especially not on purpose.

insane mama said...

I saw this on the news... Seriously WTF? Scary business
This is like when I was younger and the "trend" was to try and commit suicide, CRAZY stuff

Mar said...

It's so sad to see teens thinking of Baby's as dolls. I often overhear them talking about all the designer clothes their babies are going to wear. They have no concept of what is in their future with children. Parenting is HARD WORK. I hope they have good support systems and watch if the school doens't add a daycare to make some $$$ off the whole thing. Sickening really.

Lill said...

The school is Gloucester, MA...yes, it is awful---not only that---the father's are MEN, MEN. They are in their 20's and now authorities are debating to charge them....The story continues to say that not only did they make a pact to have the babies but to raise them all together. Are these lonely, forgotten girls? I could probably do a whole blog about that.

I don't know what else to say about it---it is very disturbing.

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