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    • CommentAuthorPlatypus
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009
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    I graduated high school in 2007, and never really got into the whole Myspace/facebook/blogging thing until recently. Now that I have, and now that I've found old friends from my graduating class, I see a startling number of pregnant or now baby wielding friends. I've started to wonder if I'm old fashioned in my stout resolution to stay un-preggered until I have a solid career and I know I can at least BEGIN to afford one and am also settled down and done having my silly fun. (Not to say kids aren't a joy, just a differend type of fun)

    Maybe I'm just old fashioned at heart under my tattoos and facial metal.
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    I'm not sure what the trends are for people starting families, but I think this is magnified by that general "whoa... huh." feeling you get when you see the path your friend's lives have taken after high school. Not necessarily good or bad, just not what you imagined. I remember feeling the same way in visits to the hometown after high school.
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    The babies are out to get you.
    • CommentAuthorPlatypus
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
     (7255.4)
    I know they are. And I have fuzzy things to throw in different directions to distract them.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
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    There were a lot of people in my girlfriend's year that got pregnant just before/after they graduated high school. My year and my school, not as much, but the particular cases are somewhat disturbing. Three years after I graduated I saw a girl in my class with FOUR kids.
    • CommentAuthorPlatypus
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2009
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    Yeah, there were several of my friends who I would have never expected that from, but one in particular who is about 2 years younger than me is MARRIED and has two kids. It's so weird.
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    @Tedcroland
    -same here. Not sure if it's a trend or if we're all just noticing it because they're OUR friends its happened to that we notice it more.
    It surprises me how many of my classmates have kids that are in school now (EEK).
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2009
     (7255.8)
    Hell, I refuse to even get married until I have a solid career going, can make rent on time more than once every 6 months and one of us has an insurance plan that can support the other. I also have a very successful plan on never getting pregnant ever (get someone in the relationship sterilized), so perhaps that's just the last big step of being an adult for me and it's why I make it a big deal.

    Otherwise, I've seen girls drop out of high school 'cause their pregnant and the only thing that surprises me is that most of the folks I know actually do have good careers going before they got pregnant. Makes me proud to call them acquaintance.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2009
     (7255.9)
    i dont know what scares me more--

    that so many of my friends have children,

    or that so many of them seem determined to equally wish children on me.

    i dont know if i want any or not.

    i'd just appreciate them not inflicting those wishes on me as if my own view of it couldnt possibly be different then theirs.

    i just dont know, and that doesnt make me some awful, child hating person, either.

    :/
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    Concerning young mothers: I was going to a restaurant in a suburb of Baltimore and saw a lot of very young girls out and about. My buddy who was driving us around said there was a particular joke about the area. "What do you call a thirty year old woman pushing a stroller around here?" "Grandma helping out."