Two Of My Teen Daughters (15,14) Bringing Home Babies Today: UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bluey, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA the title is a little disingenuous...

    They are actually in the same class where they bring home "fake" doll babies that cry and need cared for... for their class project. Ya know, to teach them about how "pregnancy at a young age" would affect their lives....

    The problem is that there is a high school football game tonight and the 15 year old has a boy she likes coming to the game and the 14 year old is on the color guard squad. Which means my 13 and 11 year old daughters will be "babysitting" at some point, which will probably mean that my wife and I will be asked to care for doll babies.

    I'm planning on being difficult and making this a real "learning" experience in my own special way. When they asked me if I would help this weekend, I asked what would happen if grandpa "spanked" the baby...

    "Nooooooo....don't do that Dad! The abuse light will go off and we'll fail!"

    "Well, then I would just say...Grandpa can't be trusted"

    As if it wasn't crazy enough in a house full of 5 women,....we're going to have crying babies!!! It should be fun and educational!

    Pray for me! :eek: Those babies may end up sleeping with the chickens in the coop [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2008
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Sounds like you need to take a Dad's weekend away. LOL

    If the dolls don't get the message through I will glady loan out my 5 year old. He's enough to make anyone of any age think twice. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2008
  3. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    LOL, i had to do this same project many years ago. i failed miserably (dont worry im childless [​IMG] )
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Did ya'll watch the show "The Baby Borrowers"? It was hysterical. And all of the kids that participated in the show decided to wait on having families [​IMG]
    They went from "I am soooo ready" to "I think I'll wait a while" in a single season. We watched it as a family and really enjoyed it.
  5. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    SE Il
    I teach at a hs and these "babies" are a great learning experience. Although our babies dont get sent home for the whole weekend, one night is usually enough! The babies can be programmed to be fussy or good. they can also re-enact the behavior of a "Crack" baby and you better hope she doesnt bring home that one! this is a lesson in responsibility, dont bail your girls out!!!
  6. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Quote:Believe me...that's one thing nobody has to worry bailing them out!

    I plan on maximizing their lesson by being as non-helpful as possible....I'm very good at that... [​IMG]
  7. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    wegot: I'll have to check that show out, I haven't seen it....

    Easter: that's one of the times in life where failing was a good thing... [​IMG]

    aussie: I will take your 5 year old under heavy consideration if these "babies" don't work... does he "work" hourly or do I have to pay him per day?... [​IMG]
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA

    I just got a text message from the 15 year old....

    and this is exact verbatim.... [​IMG] "I hate this stupid baby!"

    ...oh this weekend is gonna be priceless.... [​IMG]
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    What a great lesson. All the starry eyed ideas of "having someone to love me" and I will be so special, will get trashed.
  10. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Oh, and if I can add....the 15 year old daughter is meeting up with a.....

    "SENIOR.... [​IMG] .....oh,...he's a senior......" that's what we've been getting all week...

    so, this lesson couldn't have come at a better time....

    my other lesson is that if they start seeing each other, he will be over the house to dig his own 6 foot hole on the property... my pre-requisite for dating any of my daughters...

    just in case he mistreats them and I have to SSS (shot, shovel, shut up) the BF....

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