There is something about parents, good parents anyways, that freaks me out. It’s that innate sixth sense they have about their children. The way they can be focused on a conversation in the grocery store, but somehow know their kid is climbing the shelves two rows over to attain an unreachable treat. It’s like something happens hormonally in your body when you are going to have kids that winds up impacting you mentally. Of course not all people who spawn have this. I know people who have created mini humans who are the least parental in the world, but for the most part a lot of people I see are doing what they can because in the end – there is no ideal when it comes to raising a child.
After rich kids in Orange County and the internet, MTV started to take a dive. Not all good things last can last though, right? Soon enough we were introduced to a show about pregnant teenagers. All of them different, but at the end we saw they were basically all stuck in a variety of messes. While some were responsible, there were more than enough that showcased why you should wait until you’re older and more mature to have kids.
The only pregnancy I’ve ever really seen the ins and outs of was my own mother’s when she was carrying my brother. One of the most memorable moments was a day when she made me skip school to go to doctors appointment with her, and they had to stick a giant Q-tip in her…well, you can guess where it had to go. Five-years-old, I rolled around on the floor laughing. 29-years-old, I sit here squeamish.
There are those who don’t want kids flat out and we talked about that variety pack last week. Now we’re moving on to those who actually go through with bringing a new life into this world. Of course there’s always adoption and if there were more time on a calendar, we’d open that up because that’s personally what I’d always wanted to do if given the means – but alas we’re going to talk about the more natural way of having kids. Which of course means getting knocked up and going through the whole pregnancy thing.