A teacher has shared the hilarious text messages she received during a ‘fake baby’ project by panicked teens and they are gold.
A newborn for the weekend
The teenagers at Chippewa Secondary School in Ontario, Canada, were given robot babies to care for as part of a school project.
The babies were programmed to be, well, babies. They would cry at all hours, need to be picked up and rocked and had trouble going to sleep without the help of mum or dad.
The project, called the ‘fake baby project’, meant the teens were exposed to the realities of looking after a baby; teens who have probably never had to think of or care for someone other than themselves …
Thankfully, their wonderful teacher, Andrea Lefebvre, was there to help. She even gave the kids her mobile number in case they needed her over the weekend.
When the texts started arriving we would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at Miss Lefebvre’s house.
While she responded in kind to her students, we imagine she would have been rolling her eyes a little and giggling as she texted them back. But she didn’t let her students know her inner thoughts.
Here are a few of the messages:
Can I bag him?
The first message arrived from a confused student who wondered how he was going to get the baby home from school:
No, you can’t bag him like a textbook. He is human, and it’s cold.
“Wrap it up in a blanket in carrier,” Miss Lefebvre gently advises.
When will it shush?!
Then the texts starting chirping, informing their teacher that this baby WILL NOT shut up and every parent everywhere laughed.
But to be fair, these kids are new at this.
But yeah, we understand your feels, kiddo.
Do I still need to look after it on Sunday?
Yes, yes you do.
And if you one day become a parent, for a good chunk of your life and then some.
Oops, baby had a fall
When this one came through, we wonder if Miss Lefebvre is a mum and was about to reply:
“Don’t worry! We’ve all had a ‘baby rolled off the bed’ incident. Thankfully they are made to bounce.”
But then thought better.
Please shut her off!
Then one poor student, who asked her teacher very nicely we might add, if her baby could please be switched off.
To which Miss Lefebvre replied, “That would end the baby.”
Oh, the hilarity!
But in all seriousness, what a great project to explain the importance of safe sex to teenagers! And that a baby, while cute, is a full-time job. One they may not be ready for just yet.
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