There's a certain bitch out there who says single mothers are the cause of crime. She wants me to name her and to link to her stupid book, but I'm not going to do it. If you really want to know, you'll find it with a simple Google search. But I would appreciate it if you don't name the bitch here.
Yeah, I'm calling her a bitch. If that offends you, then you'll understand a bit how I feel. You'll understand a taste of the offense and hurt and anger that I'm experiencing that instead of acknowledging how hard single mothers are trying, how much we struggle with every day, how we try to fill the absences in our children's lives, instead this bitch decides to blame US for the fact that the childrens' fathers aren't around. That she decides it's OUR fault that the sperm donors won't pay us our child support, that they won't be responsible enough for us to trust them around our children, that they haven't even CALLED their children in the new year.
In the meantime, people are giving this woman money to hear her blame me. While I struggle to keep up with the monthly bills. While I sit with my daughter and help her with her spelling homework. While I wash their clothes and their dishes and make their lunches and get them up and dressed to school every day and comb their hair, and help them clean their room, and talk to them about their friendship dramas, and their fears and their hopes and their dreams, and I dole out their medicine when they're sick, and read to them, and scold them, and reward them, and constantly wonder and worry whether or not the decisions I'm making them will be the ones that will help them be productive, caring members of society in ten years.
Yeah. It's all my fault.
*P.S. Just to clarify, she doesn't know me personally (or even virtually, I'd imagine), but I still take personal offense to her words since she's talking about single moms in such a manner.