OK, I’ve got to say it: if your kid is dying to have sex, he or she is going to. It doesn’t take a breastfeeding doll to make them want it. Or a cheap pregnancy test.
Yes, that’s right, the English version of the American dollar store is selling pregnancy tests and parents are now up in arms that their little precious is going to see it and want to immediately hump anything that moves.
Because nothing says sexy like the impending ability to pee on a stick?
If you’re reading a parenting site, I don’t need to tell you that most pregnancy tests cost a pretty penny. And when you’re TRYING to have a baby, you’re buying a lot of them. . . month after month. So the news that pregnancy tests were now available for 99 pence was probably pretty good news for practicing parents-to-be across England.
Until the fuddy duddies stepped in. One mom told the Daily Mail that pregnancy tests shouldn’t be available at “pocket money prices” because her kid won’t tell her if she thinks she’s pregnant . . . she’ll just go to the store.
Yes, mom, that’s the point – your kid would ALREADY BE pregnant. Another way to look at it? She already had sex – no pocket money . . . or pee test . . . required.
Frankly, I’m a big fan of the cheap pregnancy tests simply because it was a generic brand that confirmed I was finally (!) pregnant with my daughter after the more expensive (and highly regarded) “brand” test spit back two negatives despite my missed period.
If you’re going to pee on something, wouldn’t you prefer it be cheap?
Image: Daily Mail