7.16.2008

Guess who's pregnant?

A bunch of 15 and 16 year olds! What is this country coming to?! Check it out:
RIDICULOUSNESS

(Oh, and me.)

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Alison Taber said...

Congratulations! Been waiting to say that! When are you due?

Crazy about those chicks in my home state, huh? They have no idea what they are in for.

Jill said...

So great! For you, not them.

Nichole said...

Congrats Congrats Congrats!!! I am so excited for the three of you!

That story is crazy.

MIMOM2 said...

Congratulations!!! Let the fun begin!

melmck said...

Congrats! I'm so excited!! Gracie and I want to come see you! Let me know when we can see you and Finn.

emidinkl said...

Yea! So excited--can't hide it. I know, I know, I know...
Annnnyway. Too cool, too cool.

The Hallmans said...

That is so exciting! You and Wes look like such amazing parents! Congratulations from Isaac and I.

P.S. We really should come see you guys next time we are in A.Z.

The Rogers said...

So excited for you!!!

stephanie said...

ok, i almost missed that teeny tiny announcement. congratulations!

Creole Wisdom said...

That is exciting! Whoop whoop!

Re those girls: I always try to put myself in another person's shoes. I think that they must have a lot they are dealing with, if you watched those clips you know that their small town is failing and unemployment is really high. When my mom was in the Junior League she studied a small town and why so many teen girls were getting pregnant. What she found is that many of them lack chances like college, good jobs, etc... It is sad, but I work really hard not to judge others. After all, I am sure I've made some dumb mistakes before (nothing like getting preggo, but all the same!)

Lyndsay said...

Yeah, like I said "What is this country coming to?!" In the news broadcast about this they mention that low income and loss of job availability most likely contribute to the emotional state these girls are in to think that motherhood at 15 years old will be their only/best option. Not to mention the fact that the school will supply free day care to their children, even while they skip off to cheerleading practice. On the one had they get to finish an education, but on the other hand is that such a good thing to offer unconditional day care? What does that encourage? Then there is the issue with all of the fathers facing child support that they cannot provide (and one of those fathers is a homeless man—YIKES!!!). It's definitely a layered problem. And I am absolutely judging the conditions of country and family here, not the girls as individuals. They seriously did not receive whatever tools they needed along the way to make educated and safe decisions.