Apparently it's cool to be a teen mom
My students, however, are excited to be mamas. The new trend is to swaddle a teddy bear or some similar stuffed animal and carry it around as if it were a newborn. This morning, I got yelled at because I was holding the door open for the students and one of my girls' babies "got too cold." This may have been rude, but I literally laughed at her. Another of my students uses her jacket as a baby. These "babies" supposedly require changing in the bathroom, constant attention and affection, and even extra warmth from blankets and jackets. As a team, we've decided to sotp the baby epidemic, and I've started a collection. Anybody want a stuffed animal or a teenagers' jacket???