Four Babies – Four Baby Mamas
Today while surfing the net, I came across a video of Terrell Owens on the Dr. Phil show in a face off with three of his baby mamas. Number four was absent. Yes, he has four babies from four different women. Sigh…I’ve written about the epidemic of fatherlessness in the black community more times than I care to. Its something that must stop today. Take a look at the video and we’ll talk after:
Make a Different Choice
We’ve seen this story one too many times amongst black men who’ve grown up without their dad and its becoming a tired story. At some point, you have to accept your reality and make a different choice. In a recent post, I spoke about the absence of President Obamas father and how it made him want to be the best father he could be to his children. He turned that huge negative into a big positive. Terrell and any other fatherless black men can do the same.
Focus on the Kids
I agree with Dr. Phil 100%. Unless Terrell gets it together with his baby mamas and makes his presence known in the lives of his children, they will grow up with the same sad story and only God knows what their consequences will be. In addition, I’m glad he spoke firmly to the mothers. If you ask me, they need to get a job and take care of their kids. They probably laid down with Terrell in the hopes of living off of a nice child support check for the next eighteen years and now they’re mad because they’re forced to face a different reality. He doesn’t have the money.
Blood from a Turnip
Like Dr. Phil said and my mother always says, you can’t get blood from a turnip. Leave him alone and do what you would do if your baby daddy was trifling Tyrone from down the block. What on earth does a child need that costs $20,000/month? Child support is for the child right? I know we live in an expensive world but basic needs don’t cost $20,000/month.
Eighteen Years of Child Support
These football players/athletes need to wise up. There are women out there looking for eighteen years of child support. I’ve met them. I’ve talked to them. They know when you have a game in their town. They know what hotel you’re staying in and they show up scantily clad with one goal in mind; eighteen years of child support. We’ve seen repeat examples of this throughout the NBA and NFL. No one wants to hear your sob story. If you can’t control your penis, you oughta get a vasectomy.
“Your past is only an explanation not an excuse.” Audrey Griffin
Something to think about…
P.S. Today is my Dad’s 80th birthday. Happy birthday dad. Thanks for being a constant presence in my life. I LOVE you with every part of my being.