I was just reading through my Facebook newfeeds when saw this picture--->>
Let me say this first. I have the utmost respect for moms and the job that they do. I saw my mom as a working mom and also as a stay at home mom. I helped with my lil sister who is 10 years my younger. So I've done the late nights, the pooping catastrophes, the puking catastrophes, and a host of other things that moms deal with on a day to day basis. They are awesome hard-working individuals that have one of the noblest of jobs.
All that being said...
And then there are what I call the "Single Slap Statements."
- So why are you single?
I'm single because I want to be with someone that is a good fit for me, and I for him. And because so many (not all, but some) married people I know complain about not having any passion in their relationship, never going out on dates, lack of a sex life, argue in front of me all the time, make their kids the only thing they have in common, or got married because "well, it was either that or break up." To those of you couples that march to the beat of your own drum, make time for each other in the midst of life's craziness, make life about living and not just getting through the day and support me in the decisions that I make (despite being single...)...I applaud and thank you. You give me hope.
- Have you ever tried online dating?
Yes. Been there done that. How comfortable are you with floating personal information out to strangers? That's what I thought.
- Don't worry, the timing just isn't right.
Thank you for the reassurance. But the timing for my life is just right. Just because a man isn't involved doesn't mean that my life isn't going the way it should be going.
- You should try going to the grocery store. I hear lots of people meet there.
The last time I went to the grocery store in search of a man I ran into a tranny. Seriously. Now...any spiciness that I'm looking for at the grocery store comes from the peppers.
- Have you tried a Brewers game? Or singles night at the ballpark?
I went to 27 Brewers games last year.
- Being a mom after 30...well it just gets riskier.
30 is terrifying enough. I know I'm getting older. No reminders necessary.
- I totally understand...my husband was out of town for three days last week.
While I can appreciate that being without someone there who is normally there...three days is very different than everyday.
SO. People. We all have our struggles. We all have different lives. Let's stop disrespecting other people's lives just because they are different from our own and appreciate and embrace our diversity and celebrate it. How boring would life be if we were all the same?
Ok. Rant over. Happy Wednesday. No more ranting tomorrow. Be happy.