Maureen - posted on 07/22/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'm sorry, but I was just over on the Young Moms Board, and there was a girl who is in her 20s, has a child and a boyfriend who is in his 30s (not her baby's father!). He has a set of twoin to his ex-wife and a 3 month old to his ex-girlfriend, and she wants him to have another child--with her!
Perhaps I'm going to upset some people when I say this, and for that, I apologize--but what happened to the idea of getting married and THEN having children??? Too many people just have sex and don't care about the consequences. When one is going to sleep with somebody, he/she should ask him/herself: Is this a person I would want to parent my child??? Children are innocent and don't ask to be born into broken homes -- it just makes me sad for the children. Some children win the Parent Lottery--happy, loving homes with 2 parents who adore them....and others, are dealt such a bad hand. It makes me sad for them!
A friend of mine is pregnant--no job, no insurance--which means we're paying for her prenatal care...and she has the nerve to complain about the poor service she receives at the clinic. Really??? Get a job and some insurance.
Another girl i know has a one year old.......and hasn't worked since 2007! She was in school, but dropped out once she had the baby because she didn't have time to study--which i COMPLETELY understand--however, her child is now 15 months old--and she has finished school, but yet hasn't even started to look for a job. Says she has no $$, but yet, is going skydiving this upcoming weekend....$175! Needs a sitter...wow
I'm sorry--this wasn't my intent, but i must say, I feel better! I'm a teacher and have to put my child in daycare because my husband and I both need to work in order to survive. Of the 24 students in my class last year, only 8 had both parents...and of the remaining 16, only 4 of them had a parent who had a job....SERIOUSLY??? What happened to values, morals, and family...and working hard in life?