so about 4am this morning, this song popped into my head!
I really have no idea why, but then again I do.
Last night I watched the Lifetime movie The Pregnancy Pact, and in all its ridiculousness, I was angry and I was kinda sad watching it. Sad because as I discussed with several of my friends via twitter, there are real life immature girls thinking its cute to have babies. hmph.
The ridiculousness factor came with the whole ‘pact’. I tweeted last night that the friend that comes to me and says “yall gotta promise to get pregnant too” is one less friend that I have. I mean that as my teenage self, and even my adult self. I don’t understand how someone could make such a serious decision that affects your entire life just because a friend did it too. I know peer pressure exists but come on!
I’m not naive, and while I have never been presented with the decision to have or not have a baby, I know its not a light decision at any age. I just couldn’t get over the gall of the main character that decided to have a child without even consulting her boyfriend–her boyfriend that talked about going to college OFTEN. He loved her, but clearly wanted to do other things with his life before getting married and having kids. And she had NO life goals. NONE. I am soooo not doing what I thought at 16, 17 I would be doing as an adult–I did get my Master’s Degree as I indicated I would in my senior book, but I do not work in higher education. Overall I say even with a change of plans, I still had goals! that shocked me most of all.
Anyway, the song popped in my head because no matter that the decision was taken away from the young boy (which can happen to ALL MALES and is very unfortunate) once the decision is made to go on with the pregnancy, men should step up and be fathers to their children. I know its not the fair circumstance in many cases, but it’s the responsible one. A child is innocent and didn’t ask to be born, no matter how crazy, immature, and selfish its parents are.
Wow, a lot for a Monday morning I know. but that movie was a trip! I know some of you all saw it too…tell me what you think.
also, am I dating myself by knowing an Ed OG & da Bulldogs, song? lol…oh well.