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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


A Dutch 6th grade class was on a school trip last week when one of the girls experienced very severe abdominal pains. A school supervisor thought the pains seemed very familiar and alerted emergency services. When an ambulance arrived, they found the 12 year old was pregnant and the baby was coming. She gave birth in a nearby building and was rushed to a hospital, where both mum and child are doing well. According to a spokesman for health services, they don't know exactly how pregnant she was and neither the girl nor her parents were aware that she was pregnant.

Can you imagine sending your little Susie to school and receiving a call that you're a grandparent? I would absolutely lose my marbles. This is exactly why you need to teach your kids how babies happen and that little children don't need to be doing the things that produce new little Suzies. While I agree that it can be really weird to have the talk with an 8 year old, our sexually-charged society dictates that parents need to teach their kids about the birds and bees before someone else does.

It's pretty clear that the parents of this girl had their blinders on. I get how a child may not know she's got a bun in the oven, but her parents who are my age should sure as shit know. My mother didn't have the bump when she was pregnant with my microscopic self, but there were a whole host of other fun and exciting symptoms. You would have to be an absolute idiot to not take your kid to a doctor if she's barfing up Beagles for months on end. And that's just the beginning of the fun array of happenings in the life of a pregnant woman.  There's the funky cravings, water retention, missed periods, rapid hair growth, moodiness, and more. If you can ignore the myriad of weird things going on with your little Suzie, you are seriously neglectful and possibly not worthy enough of parenthood.

And one day soon you could become a grandparent.

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