I get so many looks as I push my pram in the shopping centre. I am 20 years old and have a baby!
What people don’t know is that, our daughter was no accident, she wasn’t a result if a drunken night or anything like that!
My husband-yes husband- decided it was time to have a baby.
Like most older mothers, we have our own mortgage, two cars and big dreams! We were just lucky enough to be so financially stable that we can afford everything we need to survive. Especially now that I’m not working.
So many times I’m asked if my daughter is my sister and its like come on guys you don’t need to say things like that! I get deeply affended because yeah I’m young but what has that got to do with anything. I am certainly not a bad mother for it. Generally speaking its the 25-40 year old parents that say things like that. The older generations play with Hayley and ask about her. See they most likely had kids young too and make no judgement. It’s not like I wear torn dirty clothes or dress my baby inappropriatly yet as I walk past middle aged mothers 7/10 times there is a sideways glance or worse a stare with critical eyes burning my entire body!
I am not a bad parent nor am I stupid for having my beautiful little girl! I am proud of what I have accomplished in life. So next time you see a young mom, just smile at them! You don’t know their situation, for all you know they could be depressed and staring at them like they are lower than dirt can really damage some people.
My husband and i have been together for 5 years and married for 1 year. We both love our daughter so so much.As you love your own children.
Please don’t think any different of me because of my age! See past that and see the woman desperately in love with her life
Posted by casshron, 22nd March 2013