Hey mama, hey papa...

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Kimbers, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Kimbers

    Kimbers New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Schaffer- fluffy GSD thing, Kailey- ACD mix, Crick
    Location:
    Denver
    I went to register for school today and left with a packet of papers. One was a list of clubs and, since it's an hour bus ride on public transport, decided to read through it.
    The one that stood out the most was the one labeled "Teenage Parents Club." The part that made me crack up, though, was the description. This is a quote from the paper:

    I know it's a serious issue, it just made me laugh.
    What's even funnier? There's a Planned Parenthood right across the street.
    The school is pretty big, but I don't think that justifies seeing half a dozen obviously pregnant girls a day. And that's just the ones who are showing...
     
  2. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 Pit bulls and 2 Malinois, We like to stay busy.
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Home Page:
    lol my high school class had way too many girls knocked up.

    I read an article that recently the numbers are decreasing due to a lot of factors such as 16 & pregnant, better education programs, easier access to BC, etc.

    Here's hoping, most of us would not be suited for life as a teen mom.
     
  3. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    12,546
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Boston
    lol the things you don't get to experience when you go to private catholic school..
    Don't get me wrong, a handful of girls got pregnant..but the support of the school certainly wasn't there.
    We also had a planned parenthood nearby, thank goodness, they did all the education/provided the supplies our school never did.

    lol the club is a good idea but they might need some help with the flyers! what a weird way to put it lol "hey mama, hey papa.."
     
  4. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    8,159
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1 dog, 1 hamster (and several fish)
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Seems like everyone I knew from school on my Facebook newsfeed is pregnant, has had a kid, or has had more than one kid. None of them older than me, most of them a lot younger. Its crazy to me that such young kids are having kids of their own. It's like some kind of fad or something! My friend in high school got pregnant at 16 because she WANTED to. She told me way before she got pregnant that she "wanted to be a mom" and was hoping getting pregnant would make the guy she was with, stay with her. She hasn't seen the guy since (he wasn't even there when the baby was born, I was) and the kid is like 3 or 4 now. It's sad. And EVERYONE on my news feed is in the SAME situation. Pregnant or a mother with no spouse or even boyfriend.
     
  5. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    6,215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ironically my husband went to private Catholic school and I went to public school -- he had a couple pregnant teens in his high school...I had none.

    Granted my lil public high school was probably more uptight than my husband's openly religious institution.
     
  6. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    12,546
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Boston
    lol as I said right after.. I don't mean girls didn't get pregnant. They did. If anything the catholic "ONLY ABSTINENCE!!" sex-ed makes things worse in that way lol
    I meant, my catholic school would never have a support group for teen mom/dads. Because it was against the rules to be a married student and against the bible to be having sex when you aren't married.. soooo a group for unmarried teen parents wouldn't be something the school would ever get behind.

    I loved my high school for many reasons and academically, it was an amazing school with great teachers. But yea, open minded...not so much.
     
  7. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    6,215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I totally and entirely missed the second line of your previous post. Sorry!

    And yeah we always said that if someone in our class got pregnant, we'd only know because they'd suddenly "head overseas" mid school year or something like that. Because the communal condemnation would be ridiculous and never allow the girl to attend school while openly pregnant, even if there wasn't a rule against it.
     
  8. Kimbers

    Kimbers New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Schaffer- fluffy GSD thing, Kailey- ACD mix, Crick
    Location:
    Denver
    Back when my mom subbed in Aurora, she said many girls would walk in massaging their swollen bellies telling friends how much they "can't wait to have a little baby to love me."
    I wonder how they ended up supporting that little bundle of love. Flipping burgers doesn't exactly pay well.
     
  9. Bailey08

    Bailey08 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,467
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wow, that's crazy. That's like the 50s calling!

    I always get really sad when these young pregnant girls say they just want a baby so they have someone who loves them. Especially since babies are (by necessity) very selfish little things!
     

Share This Page