It’s a Baby Girl
“Congratulations, you have a new baby girl!” My mother said after she handed over the ten pound bundle of baby that she had ordered online 4 weeks ago.
Last year in a high school child-hood development class/ Sex Ed class, each student had to take the “Think before you do” or as some may call it the “Think- it-Over” baby home for a whole 2 weeks to get a taste of Parenthood; even though most of them were already parents or even planning to be one in a couple of months. Even before I received the baby, I knew I was not ready to be a parent as a senior in high school. I could still remember when my sister got pregnant in high school and how tough it was for her and the family especially me. Having to put almost your whole life on hold, staying up all night changing stinky diapers and having to wake up every 3 hours to feed the baby. At least the doll had no dirty diapers I would have to change. After a couple of weeks went by seeing how all the students that were assigned to the Think-it-over class and how they really took a lot away from the class and how it changed them. I went home to go tell my mom about it and how funny it was that the teacher assigned all the pregnant girl and moms to be a baby for the 2 weeks I laughed and replied “good birth control mom right “and laughed and walked away. She said to me as she saw me laughing and going to my room “Only If you knew.”
I sometimes catch myself judging people I don’t know, just because of the first impression they give. In reality, I do not have a clue about their real stories. I especially think people judge teenage girls and boys with babies too quickly. Sure they have made a mistakes, but at the end the day what one person doesn’t. However the girls who usually knows that, and they are the one who have to pay the price. I only experienced the glares and the comments for a whole 2 weeks, but they have to experience them each and every day. However I thought of all the...
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