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Friday, March 27, 2009

Maury Says...Alfie...You Are Not The Father

DNA Tests Show 13 Year Old Isn't A Dad. Did you hear about this British boy, Alfie who claimed at 12 years old to have fathered the child of his 14 year old girlfriend?

I didn't really believe the article about the boy when it first ran. Now I'm shocked to find out that the parents of the girl "said they let the lad spend the night with their daughter, who was 14 at the time, at their public housing unit near Eastbourne, 70 miles southeast of London."

Who lets a 12 year old boy and a 14 year old girl have a sleepover?

"Alfie's father, who reportedly has nine or 10 children of his own, gamely promised to have a "birds and the bees" chat with his son." Nine or 10? That could lead the reader to assume that it's uncertain, leading the reader to suppose that perhaps there is more than 1 mother.

It's no wonder that "Sir Bernard Ingham, once press secretary to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, told the Associated Press that people from across Britain's political spectrum are in despair over the country's social breakdown." I want to know, how it took them so long to notice.

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clairity said...

I didn't think it was him either when I first read the news. Did they say who it was? Was it one of the older boys?

Lola said...

@ Clairity - The article doesn't say who the father actually is and it kind of led you to believe there were several possibilities.

lilaphase said...

There are soooo many issues here to be addressed.

Like you said, who doesn't know exactly how many kids they have? If you don't are you the right choice to be giving the birds and bees talk?

I could go on and on . . . but I must go break up a sleepover between my 14yo daughter and her boyfriend.

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