"In Juno, a spunky teenage girl (Ellen Page) named after the Roman goddess of women and childbirth gets herself accidentally knocked-up and decides to carry the pregnancy to term and then give "the thing" (as she fondly refers to her unborn progeny) up for adoption to a picture-perfect couple she finds advertised in the local PennySaver."

Have you seen this movie?

This movie made me question myself. How good of a parent am I? My parents are the best! They didn't have to deal with alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling or unwanted pregnancy with any one of us. None of us made bad choices when it comes to picking friends either.

What if Juno was my little Patricia? Would I have agreed to give up the baby for adoption? We are talking about my future grandchild here. Or would I have made her raised her own kid as a single mom? What would happen to her future if she were to raised a child at 16?

I honestly don't know how to answer these questions. It scares the hell out of me just thinking that my daughter could get pregnant at age 16. I hope and pray that I can teach her and her brother the values and principles that my parents have taught me.


Raquel said...

Good question. I think it's a nightmare for a parent if their daughter got pregnant in their teens life. If one of my daughter got pregnant, I will keep the baby and I don't want to say any words that may hurt with my daughter. I am a woman and I know what she feels.

Mich said...

I have this movie in my computer for weeks now, I should watch it soon. :)

btw, tagged you - http://mich-magbag.blogspot.com/2008/08/snack-time.html

MommyBa said...

I haven't watched Juno yet. This seems to be a good movie.

Nessa said...

I LOVED this movie!!! Juno is such a snarky lil thing and really stood up for herself. very cute movie.

JO said...

Hi Raquel,
Me too. I think I would want her to raise the kid. And hopefully be able to finished school.

Hi Mich,
It's a good movie.

Hi Liz,
Yes it is.

Hi Nessa,
It sure is. Thanks for stopping by.

caryn said...

loved this movie ;-) a must-see for all teeners

JO said...

Hi Caryn,
Yes it is. Thanks for stopping by.