In addition to proclaiming she’s glad she “chose life,” Bristol Palin also talks to In Touch about having Tripp at such a young age. Instead of going off to university, Bristol is working full-time at a doctor’s office in Anchorage and taking classes at a small college in Wasilla.
Tripp is the love of my life — I couldn’t ask for a better baby,” the teen mom says. “But the reality is I’m 19 years old and I have a one-year-old. I wish I could be in my 30s with a baby, and not be in my 20s. Just having him so young — I have to work, and I have to provide for him, because I’m a single mom. Time for yourself — there’s no such thing. You don’t have time for friends when you have a baby. Things like that are just put on the back burner. I’m not going to have sex until I’m married. I can guarantee it.”
Bristol now serves as a teen ambassador for Candie’s and wants to do speaking engagements to promote safe sex and abstinence.
Her mother Sarah Palin admits that she feels some disappointment for her daughter. “Everything stopped. Education slowed down. Before, the world was her oyster. She has limited options now.”
Bristol also says that everyone in the household helps out with Tripp and her baby brother Trig. “We all work as a team in my family, helping out with bottles and laundry, and dishes and diapers. It works really well.”
And yes, there is some time for fun as well. Sarah takes kickboxing classes with her girlfriends in town. Willow, a freshman in high school, plays basketball and loves Twilight and hunky vampire Robert Pattinson. Piper takes ballet classes and is in a choir, and most of the kids, including Piper and Tripp, love to go snowmachining. Their favorite family activity of all? “We all like The Office,” Sarah says. “That is the one TV show everybody watches.”