Amanda Smithers, a junior at Riverside High, recently announced the birth of her daughter, Samantha. The 16-year-old says that so far, this pregnancy has been the best thing that’s ever happened to her.
“This has just been great,” said Amanda. “People are coming up to me all the time and telling me how cute me and Samantha are. Plus I’m getting presents like, all the time from my family. And teachers have really lightened up on assignments. I haven’t gotten any homework done since, like, February, and I’m still getting really good grades.”
Amanda says she plans to stay in school but also adds, “I’m not even really sure why I should bother. I mean, Samantha’s dad is paying child support now, and like, I really like living at my parents. They totally take care of Sam all the time. Like the other day I went out to the mall with my friend Ellie, and all I had to do was be like, ‘Mom, Dad, I’m leaving and Sam’s hungry and stinks and you guys stink’ then I was all like ‘cya later,’ and they were totally cool with it.”
She also added, “I feel just like I’m on an MTV show!”