I don’t know about you, but I cannot take one more story on Chris Brown and Rihanna. It’s enough already. So we are not even going to talk about them this week and we are going to move on to something else, like I wish everyone else would.
The daughter of Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin, is speaking out about her experience as an unwed teen mother. Monday night, Bristol Palin spoke to Fox New’s Greta Van Susteren, about life as a new mom. Bristol wants people to hear her story and learn from her situation. Although she loves her baby, she says it is hard and that “it’s so much easier if you’re married, have a house and career.” Bristol is just 18 and does hope to one day marry the baby’s father, Levi Johnston. Bristol also speaks out against her mothers beliefs of abstinence, saying that it is just “not realistic at all”. Well Bristol, you have your work cut out for you because there are plenty of young kids who need a good talking too.
She can start with 13 year old Alfie Patten, from the UK, who just became a new dad at the age of 13. Yup you read that correctly, 13.His girlfriend, Chantelle Stedman, is 15 and just gave birth to their new baby daughter. And you should see little Alfie, seriously, he looks like he is 8 years old holding his baby sister rather than his daughter. Here is the thing, he is quite excited and committed to being a good dad. Of course the boy can have no clue what raising a baby entails at least at the moment he is trying. So far he has been to the hospital everyday and wanted to be the first one to hold the baby when she was born. I guess you have to think that is better than just ignoring the baby and going off and playing with his friends. On the reality side of the situation when asked how he plans to provide for the baby financially, Alfies response was “What’s financially?” He was also asked what he would do about money for the baby and basically he shrugged his shoulders and said “I don’t really get pocket money”. For the time being the new family is living with Alfie’s girlfriend’s family, along with her 5 brothers. At the moment the girl’s father is unemployed. IT is a pretty sad story, no matter how excited little Alfie is. You have to wonder about the parents because it is reported that Alfie would often spend the night at his girlfriend’s house even though he lived nearby. He even keep his school uniform over there, so he could get ready and go straight to school in the morning. Unfortunately it looks like the parents of these children are now going to be responsible for one more, when it doesn’t even seem like they could keep a handle on the ones they already had.