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Solving Teen Pregnancy Is Simple & It Involves One Day At My House

Parents of teenagers, fear not, for I have a solution for how to keep your children from reproducing before they are ready. No, its not abstinence (hilarious).

And no, its not condoms and birth control, though we need to keep those on the table.

The answer is simple: Drop them off at my house.

Im not going to give them the routine Oh, watch my kids for an hour and it will be all the birth control you need experience.

This is the, Im going to terrify you to your very core and you will do everything in your power not to have a baby because God help you this will be the most awful bunch of sights, sounds and smells you will ever behold experience.

I think the first step is to make your daughters cry by showing them what having children does to the body. Well start at the bottom and work our way up, OK? Well talk about spider veins and cellulite, complete with visuals of the backs of my legs.

Ill lift up my shirt and show them how my once cute stomach now looks like an old mans wrinkly ball sack because that skin has been stretched so badly that it now just puddles on top of my abs, which have separated and are basically useless aside from their ability to take punch after punch from a kindergartner convinced he is the fifth Ninja Turtle.

I wont show them my breasts, of course, because I dont want to get arrested. However, I will draw a chart that shows them where my breasts used to be, and where they are now. They probably wont need much of an explanation regarding my hair, other than, Havent shampooed it in a week.

You know those machines that simulate labor? I wont use those on your daughters, of course. No, thats too obvious. Instead, I want something that simulates hemorrhoids. Feeling like you are shitting glass is awful, isnt it? Now, just imagine you are holding a screaming 3-week-old baby while doing it.

After the anatomy class, the boys can jump in on this fun as it will be time to show them the clothes. Behold the spit-up stains, grass stains, poop stains and unidentifiable stains.

Did I mention these are the clothes in my closet? The ones I fit into now, the ones I hope to fit into again and the ones that are a only reminder of the body I once had but cant part with because Im a damn masochist.

Next, it will be free conversation time. I want those teens to see what its like to talk to someone whose brain cells have been nearly wiped out, and the surviving ones only generate information like which brand of diapers causes the rash and the fastest way to get a PBS show on the TV.

After just 20 minutes of me rambling about needing sleep and missing freedom, your kids should be primed for the next and final phase: meeting the children.

This really needs to be timed correctly. Im thinking they need to meet my daughter right when she is about to go to the bathroom. Then they can witness the 10-minute charade of trying to get her to poop on the potty.

Please, poop on the pot-no, not on the floor, not outside, IN THE POTTY. Sit here, right here, on the potty. You dont have to go anymore? OK, go play. AGH! Why did you go on the floor? You just said you didnt have to go!

Right before introducing your teenagers to my 5-year-old, Im going to show him a string of commercials for the most amazing toys ever. Then, Im going to tell him that they are too expensive, they arent on Amazon and that not even Santa can bring them. Cue the incessant whining and introductions with the teens.

By the end of the day, those kids wont want to have a baby so badly that the 16-year-old boys will be scheduling vasectomies and the girls will be researching boarding schools.

I charge a bottle of wine an hour.

Youre welcome.

Kate Meier has two kids and zero tolerance for people who criticize parents for bullshit reasons. Go enjoy her sarcastic sense of humor at her blog,My Kind of Parenting, orhereon Facebook.

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