On 16 and Pregnant, one of the saddest shows yet aired Tuesday night. Myranda is just a kid who loved playing softball, but with her pregnancy, she became a soon-to-be teen mom with no one who wanted her.
Myranda's episode was made particularly hard because of drama with her own mother, an alcoholic who spent time in rehab.
One of the hardest scenes in this episode was when Myranda leaves her new baby with her mom (after not seeing her for weeks) and she can't get ahold of her all through dinner.
The result was fine. The baby was fine. But it was a terribly sad scene and such an unfortunate truth about so many of these young moms on this show. So few of them have capable parents themselves.
Oh I am sure the comments will be filled with happy young moms and teen moms who made it. And it's true that it isn't always a disaster and many young moms do manage to make a good life for themselves.
But the struggles these girls go through make it all seem so pointless. It was hard enough just being them. She has an alcoholic mom. Her boyfriend lives with his grandmother. Did the two of them REALLY need a baby on top of all that.
There is no doubt Myranda was a loving and attentive mom and no doubt she will adore her daughter and maybe even stay with the father. But it's just such an added burden and seems so unfair.
There is no money for the two of them with only the dad working and making so little. That means they will have to accept more childcare from Myranda's mom who has already had so many issues. It's a shaky situation to not be able to have quality, trustworthy child care and to be a mom when you are 30, let alone 16.
With all the cards already stacked against them, why this too? Sometimes this show is just too depressing to bear.
Did you think Myranda was going to be a good mom?
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