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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Young moms

I was browsing the net and I came across this piece of news...I don't know what to call it...but you decide on your own

Well...I guess this is going to be the next in thing...(sarcastically speaking)

17 girls at Gloucester High School are expecting babies. None of them older than 16, confessed to making a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together. The story got worse. "We found out one of the fathers is a 24-year-old homeless guy," the principal says,shaking his head. School officials started looking into the matter after an unusual number of girls began filing into the school clinic to find out if they were pregnant. Several students had returned multiple times to get pregnancy tests, and on hearing the results, some girls seemed more upset when they weren't pregnant than when they were. Amanda Ireland, who graduated from Gloucester High, thinks she knows why these girls wanted to get pregnant. Ireland, 18, gave birth her freshman year and says some of her now pregnant schoolmates regularly approached her in the hall, remarking how lucky she was to have a baby. "They're so excited to finally have someone to love them unconditionally," Ireland says.

Further details of the news can be read here.


I just dont know what to say...these young girls have a very wrong notion about kids...kids always require constant attention...feeding them at regular three hour intervals...caring for them,changing diapers...they would exhaust all your energies.After you decide to just sleep after a tough day, the kids choose that particular time to cry and be fed or even for attention.

These girls are so young, I remember when I was 17 I had huge dreams of making it big and kids were a distant dream.I was having fun in school.I wanted to join college...I never even thought about having my own babies at that point of time. I loved babies...others babies...I liked to baby sit them...

I just don't understand the part where they said that kids will love them unconditionally...Kids will always be kids you cant expect that from anyone...if they loved their parents unconditionally all this would have never have happened...it just highlights the fact these girls are from homes where they are not given enough love. Or they think they are not loved. Or never have been ever loved.

To think the young innocence of the girls is going to be toughened by a drastic change of this sort is very sad.


















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4 comments:

Impulsively Me said...

Hey Ananya,

That is a nice post. Gals in the West are so obsessed about becoming Moms. It's kinda crazy! I think they grow up much much faster than we do.. Unfortunately, so!

Cheers,
Me

chikku said...

this is ridiculous...i hope they will all learn their lessons after the kids r born.. but it would b too late then...

chikku :)

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