I am only twenty-eight years old; I watch and listen to young girls say and do things that I would have never done as a teenager. They talk about having sex on the city bus, in the mall anywhere. I just feel kids are no longer kids anymore.
At the age of fourteen, a friend of mine came to school and told us that she was having a baby. I was shocked at the fact that she already had sex. We just got to high school and she was having a baby. I know it sounds funny for me to be shocked, but I was. I wasn’t having sex so I thought the same thing about my friends. I thought wrong.
Later I found out that I was still a kid; I’m not saying that I didn’t like boys, because I did. Just not enough to have sex. So as the four high school years went on more and more of my friends had babies. If they didn’t have babies they had miscarriages or abortions. This was the best birth control for me. I went to high school a virgin and I left a virgin and I was proud of it.
Now it seems to be getting worse out there kids are having babies younger and younger. I have a five-year-old little girl and I am hoping that she will be like me and wait. I am not saying wait forever but at least until she is done with high school. I have to admit that I am scared for her already. I know how guys are and the things they say just to get you to drop you pants. I just hope she is smart enough to say no. I really can’t believe how crazy things are and how bad things are getting; I know having a baby is not the worst thing in the world that can happen. There’s a lot of thing going on out there that I want her to know about but I don’t want her to experience it first hand.