In yet another shocking tale of babies having babies, Ruby Lehmann, a 29-year-old South Carolina-based teen, has given birth to a baby girl.
“We welcomed Mason Lehmann-Hall into the world on August 2nd 2020,” says Ruby. “Obviously, I’m exhausted, but I couldn’t be happier.”
While Ruby’s story of entering motherhood as a virtual child would strike fear into the hearts of most, her attitude toward the whole event is surprisingly cavalier.
“I mean, I’m not a kid any more,” says the teenybopper, which is technically true. “Of course, starting a family is a huge undertaking, but my husband and I have always wanted kids, and we’re ready for this chapter.”
Okay! We’re not really sure a 29-year-old can “know” what she wants, but whatever you say, mama.
“Fortunately I’m a librarian and Tom’s a graphic designer who works from home anyway, plus we have family close by,” says the barely-out-of-high-school mother. “Hopefully, Mason will have a sibling in a couple of years, but right now I’m just focused on what’s right in front of me.”
“Two literal teens already married?! The kids are not alright!!
And we’re not the only ones worried about the results of this sort of unstable family planning.
“I was at a loss for words when I heard Ruby was pregnant,” says a friend from college and aspiring playwright, Vivienne Mackintosh. “I was like, are you gonna keep it? I mean, I’m 28, and I basically still feel like a kid.”
“Is that not how everyone feels?” adds Vivienne. “God, this whole thing is freaking me out. Who has a baby when they’re only grad-school-aged?”
You’re not alone, Vivienne!
“I just don’t see what the big deal is,” says Ruby. “I mean, my mom had me when she was 26 and we both turned out fine. She actually went back to school when I was a toddler; it’s not like your life ends once you become a mom.”
Best of luck to the new family, cause they’re going to need it. Here’s hoping little Mason at least gets to have a full childhood well into his 30s – unlike his parents.