Friday, January 29, 2010

What do you think?

AJ has posted her thoughts about teenage pregnancy.

Here is a conversation she had:

For example, one year a 15 year old young woman shared that she and her boyfriend had been trying to get pregnant for a few months before they succeeded.
me: Really? Why would you TRY to get pregnant?
her: Because I really wanted to be a mother, and was worried I wouldn't be able to if I waited too long
me: Well, I guess you won't have to worry about that anymore.
her: yeah, (holding her 2 month old infant), I can't wait to have another one.
me: Really? (Looking NOT IMPRESSED), I could see that, you wouldn't want them to be too far apart in age.
her: Yeah... but it would be hard to have two, since my boyfriend and I have to share a room with this one.
me: yeah, what does your boyfriend do for a living?
her: What do you mean?
me: Like, a job?
her: Oh, he doesn't have a job, he's a rapper.
me: What does he wrap?
her: No, I mean, he performs, he's like a singer.
me: Cool, does he have a CD?
her: Well, he just does it around the house... until his grandma tells him to shut-up.

What do you think?


Cricket said...
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Kris said...

Seriously? This was a TRUE conversation??? Although, having lived in Arkansas for 4 horribly long MONTHS, I can see it.

I remember one client came in where I worked and the dad was so excited about his 16 yr old DD's boyfriend (who now lived with them) "had a nice car"..I think he was 17 or 18...

it takes all kinds..

Sissy said...

Uhh, this is the stereotype of teenage pregnancy pacts/ignorance of youth. These things make me angry, but if she turns out to be a good mom and a successful person, than I guess that's enough. But what chance does she have to go to college with a baby at home?