............................... ,,,,,,..................A Weekend the a Baby
When I first found out that I was actually getting a baby, I was so happy and excited. I never had any younger siblings. I always wanted a baby brother or sister. I thought that this would show me what it was like having one, and what my mom had to go through. The morning I was supposed to get the baby, I could not stop jumping up and down. I couldn't wait.
When I finally got the baby I was happy. When I took it in my hand, I never expected it to be so heavy. The first time it started to cry, I could not figure out how to get the key in. The first time I changed its clothes, the head flipped back and it began to cry. After a little while I began to understand how to hold it, how to do everything that needed to be done.
Having the baby even made the simplest things, like eating and sleeping, difficult. I had to go to my friends house to get something, and she lived about 20 minutes away. By the time I got there I was exhausted. Everyone Was staring at me like I was crazy. Being out in public was really embarrassing. It was mostly funny, though, because I knew that the baby was not real. People starred at me with such weird looks on their faces.
The baby cried at about the worst times. It cried when I was in the washroom! Luckily for me it didn't cry when I was in the shower!
I'm actually really glad that I took the baby. Even though it was really hard to get up at night, it was definitely an experience I won't forget. I didn't want to have a baby at this age, but this project just proved even more that I am not ready for that kind of responsibility.
The baby didn't even do all the things a real baby does. I have no idea what I would do with a real baby, and I don't want to know until I am ready. I just like being a kid. 11/2001
Baby Project Overview
By doing the baby project in health, I learned much more than what it’s like to have a baby. I learned about how much it costs and also how much time it can take out of your life. The main part of this project made me realize that having a baby in high school is not the best idea if you want to have a good future.
One of the main issues about having a baby is responsibility. When you’re a young adult, you mainly have time for school, work and your friends. If you have a baby you really can’t hang out with your friends as much. Also you won’t have time to go to school, which if you don’t get a degree than you can’t get a good job to support that baby. The only thing you can do is work. You work, and take care of the baby and by that time; you don’t even want to hang out with your friends because you are so tired. That’s why there is a lot of responsibility needed when you have a baby. Most teens and young adults don’t have the responsibility for a baby at this age.
Another major problem is money. One hundred thousand dollars a year may seem like a lot, but when you do the math it only comes out to six thousand a month. When you have a baby, you need much more money than that. In one month, you have to pay bills and pay for baby clothes, food, and other necessities. Between bills, you have the mortgage, car insurance and home insurance. When you only get six thousand dollars a month, it happens to disappear real quickly.
Now being done with the baby project, I know I can’t have a baby at such a young age. I need to go to college, get a good job and have much more money than what I have now. Doing this project made me realize how hard it is to have your own place, a car and a child. Doing this project made me realize that I’m not all the way grown up yet. I still have living to do and if I had a baby, I wouldn’t be doing much living.