Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Bringing in the New Year with something Old.
Shout out to @tsboddy for being my muse on this one.
Every New Year some lady makes the news by having the first baby of the year. It’s a silly American tradition that lets some family get 15 minutes of fame for having sex 9 months earlier. Well without further ado – Congrats to Luzerne County Pennsylvania’s 2010 baby, Xavier Pope. The baby was delivered at 3:22pm on January 3rd with a weight of 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Wow!! 7 pounds!! He was heavy… Don’t mind me, I always equate baby weight to a bag of Sugar (roughly 5 pounds). Don’t Judge Me!!
Anyway, this is the 3rd baby for the mother Leda Pope. The 17 year old mother currently has a 2 and 1 year old. Screeeeech!!! Did someone say 17 year old mother? Yep, you betcha!!! This girl (she lost woman status because she’s not 21) has 3 children and is still a teenager. What is wrong with this picture? Opps…my bad. I forgot the times have changed.
We are so accustomed to our youth having babies that we don’t even think about it. We turn a blind eye to it and hope that it never touches our homes. Some of us have relatives that fall under the “Teen Mother” category. How many of us have 40 year old Great Grandmothers in our families? Can you say the word EPIDEMIC!!!
Do you know how I know that we don’t care anymore? The story was in print and online and not one word about her being too young to be a mother. As a MAN, do you know what bothered me the most about this birth? The Father, Boyfriend, Baby Daddy, Sperm Donor was not even mentioned. It was as if she became pregnant by the Immaculate Conception. This is a complete mess but who do you blame? How do you stop an epidemic when you don’t know you’re sick?