Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Why do I torture myself?

I watched a little TV last weekend, but my dog ate my remote control so I was stuck with watching the five channels that the antenna picked up. And, what am I riveted by for two hours? A show that should piss off every infertile in the world -- MTV’s 16 & Pregnant.

Of course, you know the premise. Selfish, stupid and sex-crazed teenagers get knocked up without even trying (or sometimes they even use condoms and they’re so ultra-fertile that despite birth control, they still get pregnant).

Very few things on TV will make me talk back to them like I do when this garbage is on. I scream at the prego girls, their moms, their boyfriends. They refuse to take responsibility for their actions, leave their babies with their mothers (who probably also had them as teenagers – a vicious circle) so that they can still go out with friends and lead a “normal” teenage life, and complain about everything that doesn’t go their way while they’re trying to care for their poor infants. Basically it makes me weep for the future.

But, why do I do it to myself? This is the LAST thing I or any other infertile should be watching. Maybe I relish the struggle they’re going through because of their irresponsibility. I’m sure there is some deep-rooted issue I have that draws me to this train wreck.

Oh, by the way, I also hate the show A Baby Story, but I stopped watching that nightmare years ago.


  1. OMG I used to watch A Baby Story (and cried every episode).
    I haven't watched 16 and pregnant, but I have watched Teen Mom (which I've heard is basically the same girls from 16 and pregnant). I want to run in and steal their babies and raise them myself.

  2. When I was 19 yrs old, I was terrified of getting pregnant, so one month before I decided to give my virginity to my boyfriend, I went to the doctor to get on birth control, enlisted my friends' help and planned the whole damn thing down to a T. The boyfriend was also worried that I would get pregnant. Apparently, our parents had at least put that sense of responsibility in our heads. It is beyond me that in this day and age, with all availability of free condoms, birth control or common sense, that they still manage to get knocked up.

  3. I did not know they even had a show like that on MTV freaking crazy man. Oh and I don't get MTV here in Cairo, i am not a complete loser but when it comes to certain new shows I am clueless. We do get some new shows though a day or two delayed. Sounds like a sweet show though, kidding.

  4. I found your blog through another blog...My husband and I have been ttc our first for 4 years; I know the pain and I wanted you to know that you are in my prayrs!

    Love, Hugs and Prayers-


  5. Oh I hate 16 & Pregnant! All for the exact reasons you have said!

    Same with A Baby Story/Deliver Me/Birth Day... all those ridiculous shows!

    Even the media is out to get us!