Friday, February 13, 2009

baby daddy

I remember back in 6th grade seeing an 8th grader prego... And for some reason it wasn't a shocker. But now I'm thinking that it was pretty crazy.

Not nearly as crazy as someone who just became a daddy. Meet Alfie Patten... Whose baby, Maisie Roxanne, was born this week.

How old is he, you ask? 13 years old. The mom is 15.

I promise he's not holding his little sister. That is really his kid. And he thinks that he's going to be a good dad, even though he's not even old enough to have a job.

“I didn’t know what it would be like to be a dad. I will be good, though, and care for it.... When my mum found out, I thought I was going to get in trouble. We wanted to have the baby but were worried how people would react."
--Little Alfie

What in the h?!!? First of all.. How did this even happen?! How did their parents have no idea this was going on? How did a 13 year old know how to make this happen?! How did a 13 year old, whose voice hasn't even cracked yet, make a baby?! How did anyone think this would be okay?! I just don't understand.

And fast forward 8 years. On this guy's 21st birthday, he's going to have an 8 year old kid. When his kid turns 18, he's only going to be 31. WHAT!

Yeah, have fun with that one, kid. Your parents, too.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what?!? That kid doesn't even look old enough to be a babysitter! Great post.