Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Lo, The Sap Has Already Risen

Perhaps it's the fact that we've had an unseasonably warm winter. In the last 24 hours I have discovered four of my girls are pregnant.

They're from a variety of situations. Four totally different cultures. Half with two parent homes, half without. Two of them middle class and two of them lower middle class to poor. Two honors kids and two not. You cannot prove from this experience that this or that causes teen pregnancy. Each situation is tragic for different reasons. All of them will make the best of it, but it will be second best.

This nerd season is making me numb.

3 comments:

Jim said...

Four? In 24 hours? Wow! Has that ever happened before in your teaching career?

educat said...

No sir. Just the once, let's hope.

Susan said...

Holy EPT, Batman! That is just . . . wow.

Wow.