Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Seventeen and Legal

This morning Christian and I had a conversation about her being legal. I asked her to define her being legal to do what?
This is her answer and I quote: "If I decided (which I wouldn't) to go have sex with a Twenty year old man , You could not do anything about it." My opinion to that statement was " You can not vote,buy alcohol or cigarettes as legal adult, but you think you can make decisions on having sex with men?" her " Yes because I am legal."
I stated to her just because she will be turning 18 in Oct. doesn't truly make her a responsible adult. She hasn't ever had to do anything really for herself.
If that is true being "legal" at seventeen ,then they need to be able to vote,buy alcohol & cigarettes . Having Sex to me is a bigger decision to me than voting is now days! Voting won't kill you!! Get you pregnant! Or hand you and STD although some would say BHO is like a case of herpes!
I was legal @ seventeen ,I was married and 3 months away from being 18 . Shortly after my Marriage I was pregnant with her! I try to explain things are different in her life. She Has many dreams that do not include Children at this point. I can tell you something I have taught my Girls better . If it did happen, we would figure it out! That decision would never include the morning after pill, the horse pill or any form of abortion!


queen of everything said...

i'm not quite ready for that yet. she can't be 17. glad you are raising her to keep her head on straight.

Rene Shepard said...

Kym you are doing a great job. Keep it up mom.

NeOHippy said...

Thanks ladies! I can use all the support I can get!