I read a post earlier about people calling teen moms bad mothers just because we are teens. I started thinking about it and the more I thought about it the more it pisses me off. I was told My entire pregnancy I was a whore and I'd never amount to anything and that my baby wouldn't live to see his first birthday with me as his mother.
Life is bad enough on a teen mom, especially a single teen mom who has to do all the parenting and money making by themselves, I just cannot see how these people can really be that cruel as to say something like that to a mom simply because of their age. I would never in my life talk down to a teen mom, I know what it is, I've lived it, I dropped out of school at 16 and worked all but 1 day a week for 5 hours a day standing on my fat swollen feet just to get a 200 dollar check every 2 weeks. I had my son, stayed alone in the hospital because my mother wanted to go out drinking, and I was hurt, I cried whenever I was left alone, My cousin was nice enough to stay with me the first night. That second night though I was all alone and my mom picked me up the next day, held the baby while I unloaded all the stuff from the car, and then left to go out with her friends, I was home, alone, with a new born. I was terrified, called my aunt crying and had her come pick us up. We stayed with them for 3 days before I went back to my moms, and I still hurt because of all that, she didn't have to leave me, I didn't want to be alone, and still to this day she tells me I'm a bad mother and says I'm starving my son. She even took me to court over him the Christmas before last and tried to have him taken from me just because I was moving out of her house and in with a friend of mine, I had never been more scared in my life, I was terrified I was loosing my son, scared of what was happening (she told me we were going to talk to the judge because I had "run away")
Life is hard enough on us teen moms, Why do people think its ok to make it any worse? I just don't understand how some people can be so cruel.