Sunday, 15 February 2009
I saw this article today and am completely scandalized, disgusted and just....dumbstruck.
This little boy, Alfie Patten is a FATHER at 13! I'm just so scandalized by the fact that this kid had a kid at 13 years old, and he was having sex at 12. The article states, Boy dad Alfie Patten yesterday admitted he does not know how much nappies cost — but said: “I think it’s a lot.”
I'm just worried that these children don't know what diapers cost...how are they going to do otherwise? Children are hard, especially when you're younger because you just don't have the patience that an older person has. I'm willing to admit this first hand. My mom has soooo much more patience than I do, my best friend who just turned 30 (although she had her's young) has a lot more patience than I do at my age.
The father of the new kid-dad said he was going to have the birds and the bees talk with him, although it is a little too late now. I remember having my first sex talk at around 12-13 and at the time I remember thinking 'OMG I'm almost 115% sure I don't want any of that going on'. I wasn't even sure about kissing boys at the time, forget getting down to the hanky-panky.
I'm also concerned about what this kids' parents were doing while these 12 year-olds were having sex. Now I know that kids are mischevious but I can't remember ONCE my parents letting me be alone with a boy for longer than 5 mins. In my experience it typically takes longer than five minutes to get dirty and spawn a child. Typically...now maybe I'm wrong...you never know. Also in this article is says the little boy is staying with the mother and leaving from there to attend school.
Ok so let me get this straight, you're going to give him the talk but then you're going to let him go stay with the girlfriend? You think this is going to prevent them from having sex and having another child at the ripe age of 13 or 14? I'm sorry but if this was my son, after this incident there would definitely be supervised visits. He can play daddy all his little 13 year old self wants, but I'll be damned if he going to be staying the night anywhere for a very long time.
What is your opinion on this? How would you handle this? Are you outraged too?