And I’m OVERprotective? Hmmm…

A 13 year old boy has fathered a child in the UK, click here for the article.

So, here’s the thing. I kept quiet about octo mom, lips sealed. If you knew me in real life you would know that is a feat in and of itself. But, since I have tween boys, quiet I can not be on this one.

Let me let his mama in on a little secret- if you supervised your child he would not have the opportunity to be making googly eyes at a girl, let alone making babies. Never again will I feel guilty for demanding that a parent chaperone the group trips to the movies, that twelve is too young to be dropped off at the mall, that you may not tell a girl you love her (I could go on but I will stop).

This little boy -who will now be forced to become as much of a man as a thirteen year old can be- now has to think about the cost of diapers, late night feedings and college funds. What does a thirteen year old know about burping, cloth vs disposable or teething? That poor baby and his poor baby. How do you raise a child on an allowance?

My boys had the day off school today- we went to the skating rink, played skee ball at the arcade, ate pretzels and hot dogs. They were kids, like they’re supposed to be. And that is the way they will stay for as long as possible if I have any control over it. So:
If my son wants
to tell me I shelter him- so be it. I’m overprotective?- darn skippy. And, if he gets too lippy about it, I’ll just click on this article and we’ll have a little heart to heart.


  1. just jamie says:

    Good grief. 13? Really?

    I hope they consider adoption (I need to read the article).

  2. I’ve been accused of being overprotective many times. It doesn’t phase me anymore. I’d rather be over protective than under protective.

    I agree with Just Jamie. Hopefully they consider adoption.

  3. I couldn’t agree more! The problem with society today is the allow their children to be way too adult, and do way too adult things way too soon!

  4. Laurie Ann says:

    That blew me away. 13?!

  5. Well, this just gives me good reason to stay overprotective of my two boys. 🙂 Here in Guatemala, it`s actually very common for kids to become parents at 14 or 15. I do have to wonder though, what the heck was the girl thinking, sleeping with a little boy?! It`s not like he looks old for his age, he looks like a tiny kid still!

  6. Yeah just read about that. And he looks so young!

  7. tara @ kidz says:

    One person will call you overprotective and the next might say you need to relax.

    You’re the mom. You know what’s best for your child. Oh, the things I’d like to say to those people! Ugh, it almost makes me nauseous I get so mad!

  8. 13 yr old father…horrible.

    I am too outspoken for my own good, I suppose. Oh well.

  9. That story made me sick. Whatever happened to kids just being kids?

  10. WheresMyAngels says:

    I read a HORRIFFIC story yesterday about a 5 year old pregnant.

    Just makes me ill.

    I often just want to lock my kids up in my home and never let them out.

  11. Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama says:

    It is easy to get caught up in all the bad- praise the Lord for His grace and mercy and please keep that baby and and the octuplets (for that matter) in your prayers!

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