My cousin's 14 year old daughter is pregnant.
The baby-daddy is an 18 year old boy who luuuuvs her. They are going to play house and are very excited about their new faaaamileeee.
I am completely dumbfounded by this. Shocked and scared out of my ever-loving mind. First, my cousin seems to be all kinds of excited, as if this were fantastic news. I'm am afraid that she is thinking "yay, a new baby for me" which is... I mean really... just... OMG!
Also, Thing1 turns 14 this year.
I haven't talked to Thing1 about this yet. He's with Ex for the next couple of weeks for spring break and I feel like we need some alone time for that conversation. I know that he and his girlfriend have definitely moved into new territory. It used to be that they never talked. They just blushed when the other one walked into the room. Now they hang out. It's his age. Friends are his entire world. I just want to make sure I keep tabs on where he is emotionally and physically with her. I don't believe that I can stop him from doing anything he decides to do. But I do believe that I can influence his choices by being open about what I think and what I want for him.
There are so many mom-bloggers out there that talk about the trials and tribulations of babyhood and that is wonderful. But I have to ask, where's the support group for the teen stage? I'd love to have a circle of cyber-ladies to go through this experience with. Just because milk doesn't still drip from my boobies and the Things both wipe their own ass doesn't mean I have any better idea on how to do this parenting thing.