Friday, February 13, 2009

Dad at 13

When mom is fifteen years old and dad is thirteen, there's a problem. Even more troubling is the fact that dad looks like a proud eight year old peering at his new baby sister.

These British teens, the babyfaced dad Alfie Patten and his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman, are now parents of 7lb. 3 oz. Maisie Roxanne. This is the perfect example of what can happen when kids aren't made aware of what can happen if they are stupid enough to have unprotected sex. But that's exactly what they did, and only once, when the now dad was only 12 years old.

To me, this sounds like an American trailer park tale and from the description of the families involved, they may be of the lower rung of British society.

This quote, from daddy Alfie's father, sort of sums it all up...


“I will talk to him again and it will be the birds and the bees talk. Some may say it’s too late but he needs to understand so there is not another baby.”
These kids have now essentially thrown their lives away and it's not because of values-free sex education. The fault here seems to lie squarely with the parents who, one admitted, hadn't had "the talk" with his son and if a fifteen year-old girl doesn't know what can happen when you place tab 'A' into slot 'B' is as close to being a total idiot as one may come.

Kids this age should be rebelling against their parents by staying out late and listening to weird music, playing video games and having fun. However, in our fucked up world, sex happens at a younger and younger age so parents need to pull their heads out of their asses and realize that if your eleven year old daughter is developing breasts, other things are happening too. The same goes for young males. Lay it all out on the table at ten years old. It's going to be awkward for everyone involved but at least you've done your part. Forbidding sex won't work either because forbidden fruit is also the sweetest. Explain what can happen when unprotected sex happens. Explain what protected sex is and how it works. It won't be a simple ten minute conversation but at least the likelihood of your twelve year old son knocking boots and becoming a daddy who doesn't even need to shave is lessened.

Remember, don't be a fool, wrap your tool.

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11 comments:

James said...

I think a paternity test is in order. His voice hasn't broken yet, but he has viable sperm? I suppose it's possible, but I'm not so sure...

I would not be surprised if it is later revealed that Mom has been sleeping with an older boy.

buffalodick said...

Mother Nature expects this. We as sentient beings must delay or prevent this. When the highest rung in the food chain can't control over birth, Earth is doomed.

The Doozie said...

I agree with the first comment. This is suspicious.

not only that but Ummmm. I read that article and no one is mentioning the fact that huge girl probably took advantage of that little boy? Good god, she looks like she towers over him by a good foot or more.

Jeff said...

I didn't even know that was possible at his age. I'm still waiting for my parents to give me the talk.

VE said...

Rather than giving the talk, can I sing it? Might as well go all the way in terms of awkwardness...

Whiskeymarie said...

God, at thirteen I filled my spare time playing Atari and talking with my friends on the phone about school. Sex wasn't even on the radar (though I had been given "the talk" already).

It really is a different world now. I feel kind of bad for kids these days- it seems like their childhood is so short...

MJ said...

AMEN.

My sentiments exactly. My mom had the talk with me at age 11, and I was nowhere near "developing" yet. But my mother is a nurse, and she was all scientific about it and straightforward.

Seriously, before you have kids, you should decide whether or not you are going to be "comfortable" enough to have "the talk". If the answer is no, then don't procreate please.

Jacki said...

My mind cannot process this story at all. It just makes no sense.

Oh, and that last line? Should be the new slogan for Trojan.

Jacki said...

And are they really sure he is 13?? He looks much younger, and in the interviews he doesn't really come across as being 13. He seems...simple.

Jaime said...

wow. that's unbelievable. that kid is far too young to be having kids!

Anonymous said...

ok...this is the weirdest thing i have ever herd of...and ya he looks like he is WAY to young...he is probabkly not the dad..and the article...WAY TO CHEESY!!!