A teacher shares the desperate texts of teens who took doll babies home for a parenting project

The learners from Chippewa Secondary School partook in experiential learning.
The learners from Chippewa Secondary School partook in experiential learning.

Learners at Chippewa Secondary School, in Canada, got the opportunity to explore ''parenting" and they were not impressed.

For their yearly class project they had to take care of doll babies, and took the little bundles of joy home for a weekend.

The school shared on the Chippewa Secondary School Facebook page the text messages learners sent to their instructor when ''parenting'' became very tough.

The desperate texts for help are hilarious.

Here are some of the texts:

This student was so worried about the cold that they wanted to put their child in a bag.


This one was ready to turn off the doll cause they really needed some quiet time; if only it worked like that.


Other people shared their experiences in the comments when they had to complete this exercise.

Jerene commented on the post saying their school was the first state to get these dolls and she absolutely loved it

She describes it as the best week of her life.

She envisioned having six kids after that exercise, and is now a mother to nine.

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Chelsea and her bundle of joy, Sara, had to sleep in the basement.

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Candace made it very clear that she doesn't think really babies are that difficult to raise, and her three babies proved her right. Spoiler! She failed the project.

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The school has said the students look more tired than usual this Monday morning.

I think they will appreciate their weekends now that they have had this frightening experience.

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