There are no words

What She Wore: Navy blue tank top with white swirls; white, hooded v-neck shirt; khaki pants; brown strappy sandals. 

Mumof3boyz pointed out this article that she saw on MSN, and quite frankly, I’m in complete shock.  Basically, two fifth-grade couples began having sex in front of their classmates when a teacher failed to show up on time.  The class was left unattented for approximately fifteen minutes.  FIFTEEN MINUTES!  I know that we live in an era when we try not to shame children, but seriously–is shame always a bad thing?  Not only are these girls willing to "do it" at age eleven, which I find horrifying, but not surprising, but they’re willing to do it in front of a room full of people.  Where do they learn that this stuff is acceptable?  When I was growing up, one of the big reasons people didn’t have sex is because they didn’t want people to know and call them names.  Now, these girls flaunt their bad deeds in front of a room full of their peers.  Makes me want to dig up those big red letters that the Puritans used to have.
 
KM
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In one summer I had a baby who was hospitalized for five weeks, quit my job, and moved back to my hometown. This blog is about starting over.
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18 Responses to There are no words

  1. Ami says:

    Sadly, these days it\’s just the opposite of how it was when we were kids. Not only do they flaunt their bad deeds now, but instead of being made fun of, they\’re encouraged and they make fun of the kids who aren\’t doing the bad things. I tend to blame our loosy-goosy society that keeps pushing the limits in entertainment and social acceptability and the families that don\’t spend enough time instilling values and self-respect in their children. I\’m glad I\’m not a kid anymore…and I\’m hoping that when I do have kids I\’ll be able to teach them right from wrong and help them fight off the pressures they face. Ugh! Parenting isn\’t for the faint-hearted. But I guess you know that, huh?

  2. Becca says:

    I read about this and I was just mortified. I cannot imagine, but sadly, this is probably more common than one would think. Just look at the images they see and the clothes they wear and the music they listen to, and the influences, why would they not, when everything screams, do it? Sad, just sad.

  3. Tracy says:

    I thought of you when I saw that article and wondered if you\’d seen it!  It\’s so absurd!  I wonder what, if anything, will happen to them – and what their parents are doing about it too!!

  4. Sarah says:

    That is just plain crazy! Who is even thinking about sex in fifth grade? And what person of that age (or any for that matter) would want to watch that? And whose idea was it to do this in the first place? Wow, these students, the girls especially will have to move far away from that town to ever forget this incident. This is something that will follow them for life.

  5. Unknown says:

    Yeah, it\’s pretty sick.  Sadly, their parents haven\’t taught them any better.Have a good day, and Happy Easter!God bless 🙂

  6. Leah says:

    Hm. I question the accuracy of the article, simply because it doesn\’t provide much detail. What kind of sex, for one? And for another, even the most wordly-wise 11 year old does not have a firm grasp on sex. This sounds a little suspicious. Were it completely, 100% true, I still would not view this as an example of corrupted youth, wiser than their years. Are you kidding me? This is an example of childish impulsive kids making stupid decisions–completely expected at that age. If anything, this only indicates their lack of maturity, not inappropriate over-abundance of it….just my opinion.
    Interesting article, all the same!

  7. g says:

    It is unbelieable.  I was shocked.  I teach 5th grade. I cannot imagine any of my 5th graders doing such a thing.  OMG…they are still so little and think the world revolves around them!!  These must have been like older 5th graders…failed a couple of times maybe?!  I can see some of our 6th grade girls…some of them are pretty wild…so who knows.  It sure is scary.  Have a great weekend and a great Easter.
     
    g.j.

  8. Toni says:

    Wow…there really are no words, are there? But 5th graders?!!! Holy crap–Cheyenne\’s in 5th grade!
    I agree with you; a little shame never hurt anybody. I don\’t think it helps that sex is pushed in these kids faces on a daily basis–just watch 15 minutes of MTV or listen to one song on the radio. It\’s sickening, and it\’s sickening that more parents don\’t monitor it more. Case in point:
    I went to the store one day with a girlfrend of mine and my two girls. 50-cent\’s "Magic Stick" came on and I went to switch the radio station. My friend, who has 3 boys, ages 3-12,  said, "Why\’d you do that? I loved that song!"

  9. Antonella says:

    I heard about that, it\’s pretty crazy!! I mean, they\’re so young!!!
     
    About your other blog, what are you going to do about the sleeping arrangements?? I don\’t know, I\’m kind of in the middle. When you\’re breastfeeding, it\’s definately easier on you to have the baby in the same room. I think that after I\’m done breastfeeding(when he\’s a year old) I\’ll put him in a different room.
    Happy Easter!
    Antonella

  10. barnyardmama says:

    While all the students were in the fifth grade, by their ages, it seems that the boys involved had been held back.  I\’m not saying that there wasn\’t immature judgement involved, but it seems to me that this is how we get pregnant children.  Surely, there\’s a flaw in the system when girls and boys feel it is acceptable to pull down their pants in front of a room full of people. 
     
    KM

  11. CJ says:

    I was shocked too.  I\’m waiting to hear the rest of the details. 

  12. Sheryl-Ann says:

    That\’s how disgusting this world has become, KM!  Who do you blame for this kind of behavior?  Do you think that it\’s the parents\’ fault?  I am just thinking that these girls must have missed out on some basic values and morals to be willing to have sex at such an age out in the open.  Something is very wrong with that picture.  WOW!

  13. Nadine says:

     No there are no words!
     
    So sad!

  14. Aimee says:

    wow…what aworld we live in…that is just taking things a little too far…it\’s scary for me to think that this isthe world where i will hve to bring my kids up…i even said to Kenny just last night when we were watching the news…"do you really think we can bring kids up in this world the way it is now?"…..it really does scare me…as i am sure it does you…
    as for the insulation….yes we are goign to pu in what we can withthe whole in the wall…but we are going to have more one day blown into the inside of the rest of the house too…..
     
    :o) smiles easy to give away they are free… :o) very contagious… :o) so pass one to anyone … :o) to people that you love… :o) and even to those you don\’t… :o) in no time the whole world will be smiling :o)

  15. Julie says:

    There is something wrong with those kids.  Seriously, they aren\’t just bad kids; especially for the girls, I would suspect some sort of sexual abuse in their past that has warped their little minds into thinking that sex is a good way to garner attention and love from others.  Those children need counseling.  It\’s not just bad parenting or bad kids; it\’s some sort of abuse going on in their homes. 

  16. barnyardmama says:

    Julie–
       You are very right that children that have been abused are often early to become sexually active.  A very good point.
     
    KM

  17. Hollie says:

    that news story scared me as Roo is in grade 3 already, so again will have to watch for signs, can you beleive what a freaky world it is today!
     
    Hope you are having a blessed Easter weekend!

  18. Cheryl says:

    Katie, I think that it is because parents watch porn movies at home in front of their kids or they have access thru cable!  They also may have actually seen their parents doing it, I found that quite a few kids had this kind of environment when I worked in intercity NO schools.  They just thought it was ok, my son who worked for NOPD also told me that they arrested one woman who offered her 10 year old daughter to the drug dealer to settle her drug debt.  Disgusting!  And not normal for 5th graders!  I will bet if some digging were done in their family life might find some abuse going on!

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