Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Babies Having Babies.

See this face?

Meet 13-year-old Alfie Patten. Like any other 13-year-old, he's busy playing his Playstation with his girlfriend... oh... and that's his new baby. Yeah.
So, I thought I was a baby when I had MY baby, and I was 22. I just found out that one of my little sister's best friends is pregnant and I thought SHE was a baby... she's 19. (Fear not, she's wise beyond her years and is going to make a wonderful mother) But THIRTEEN???
I remember being 13. I was a 6th grader and was still playing with Barbies. Seriously. My biggest issues were Social Studies vocab words and that bitchy Dolence sister who wouldn't stop bullying me. SEX???? Literally the furthest thing from my mind.
How does this happen? Clearly, we're back to the education issue. Stop having sex, little kids!


  1. actually the baby was conceived when the guy was 12!

  2. "Stop having sex, little kids!"

    Amen to that! Good grief, that's just crazy. And sad.

  3. OK so I had to google this and find out the story. By the way, he looks about 8 or 9, and she looks about 16 to me. How it the world did these 2 pair up anyway?? The article I read is just so depressing. She's 15, and he's 13 but looks about 8. He has no idea what it means to be a dad, or the cost of having a baby. His voice hasn't even broken yet. He doesn't even get an allowance. I think it's almost like playing "house" to him or something. I think it's really scary that this goes on, and like you said, that this stuff is even on their minds. Very eye-opening to the exposure they get, or the lack of protection... depending on how you look at it.

  4. This child was allowed to "sleep over" at his girlfriend's house and even kept a school uniform there! Obviously the parents didn't give two shits about this kid or what he was doing! This is definitely a case of parents not parenting - and in return, their child became a parent! So sad. I hope it all works out for them, but no 13 and 15 year olds can raise a baby properly when they are not raised themselves.