4 things I wish people would stop saying to me. And my snarky remarks that follow.
1. Oh, you're a single mother? I guess you aren't into "traditional" parenting...
Yes, when I got pregnant my ultimate goal was to wind up a single mom, battling it out in court for custody. Asshole.
2. Where's your child?
With his father for the weekend. And even so, do I never deserve to take a trip to the store alone because I'm a single mother?
3. Well that's pretty cool that you get child support, right?
Uh no. Well, not yet at least. And I don't want it, nor have I ever asked for it. I work my ass off, and I can, and do support my son on my own. Imagine that?!
4. You look exhausted.
Actually, I'm not. But thanks for telling me that I look like crap.
People may honestly be saying these things to me with the best of intentions, but please just stop. The fact is, I'm a single mother who is really quite traditional, I don't go out to the bar while someone else watches my baby, I don't need anyone elses money, and I'm not tired!
Also, LANGSTON'S FIRST HALLOWEEN! Of course he was clueless to what it was, and we obviously didn't take him trick or treating. But how festive does he look in his glow-in-the-dark skeleton playsuit, and halloween bib?! His bottom two teeth have also broken through the gum. So exciting!