The Teen was super excited!
One of the projects for Family Consumer Science (what I used to call Home Ec) was to bring home a baby and record her actions for the night.
When I was in school, the girls used to carry around a five pound sack of flour and stuff it in their locker for the weekend. Now, The Teen has a life like baby and a bracelet that keeps track of whether or not the baby is abused, neglected, or mistreated.
I forgot all about the child until The Mister called and told me my grandchild was crying. The word grandchild went through me like nails on a chalkboard.
I am definitely too young to be a grandmother! Briefly, I blacked out, images of being a grandmother in jail (I would snap if The Teen came home pregnant) floating through my mind.
I came home to both the Boy and The Teen excited over the baby.
The Boy more because he was able to do something with his sister, The Teen because the baby was “so cute!”
We went to a community meeting and Gia cried throughout. The Teen started to look haggard and tired, complaining she couldn’t even go to the bathroom in peace!
Fast forward five hours. Gia cried, she ate, she cried, she cried…she’s still crying! I could see The Teen getting frustrated and took Gia for a few minutes so she could get a break. Her patience as well as the excitement wearing off The Teen declared she would NEVER have kids!
I wish the kids could keep the babies a little longer, and that every child in America could have this experience. This may be the deterrent the country can use to stave off teen pregnancies. Not that this would solve the problem, but this could stop some of the kids who think having a baby would be fun.
~ Created on the fly by Mrsrkfj