Saturday, July 19, 2008

Little girls

Sometimes our daughters are smarter than we take them for.

The other night watching tv with Hailey, a commercial came on the TV for Gardasil, the "cervical cancer" vaccine (which really "prevents" HPV, a common sexually transmitted disease). When my almost 13 year old daughter scrunches up her nose and says...

"Ugh, why do they want to shoot us up with stuff? Why not teach us about condoms instead? Or, here's an idea........... teach us to respect ourselves and not have sex!.... Sure, that stupid shot prevents HPV, but does it prevent HIV? or BABIES? NO, it just makes us think that if we get this shot we won't get cancer and die... so teenagers just think it's ok to have sex and not use condoms or anything because we are supposedly protected!"

After which she gets up, stomps to the kitchen and gets some chocolate, with me watching with my jaw hanging off my face. After a few minutes she comes back and says "sorry, I just get so MAD that they think teenagers are so DUMB".

All I could say was....... wow. Which made both of us crack up laughing. And no, my daughters will not be getting Gardasil, in case you were wondering;)

3 comments:

InsomniacRed said...

LOL She is smart!

Ive heard some bad things bout that shot...

PBandJ said...

I think it is great that she respects herself. I think teaching about condoms is great, but any teenager who thinks abstinence is best gets points in my book! Good job!

Heather said...

My daughter won't be getting that shot either! Good job mom, obviously you're teaching her good morals and judgement and we KNOW she's listening now :D