I've been reading a lot of parenting websites lately. Recently, the topic of single mothers searching for love on a new reality show was the topic of conversation. There was actually a lot of negative feedback during the discussion (which surprised me!). Most people were saying "I am a single mom, and my children come first. I am appalled that they would produce a show like this!" blah blah blah.
Am I a bad mom or something? I don't see what the problem with a single mother looking love is. Yes, there are negative opinions of reality television shows, but the premise of the show is honest and true. Yes, there are producers who will line up dates for these women...but who cares, the show is still going to be a single-mom who is trying to juggle her children, and finding a good guy to be in her life. Maybe I am just plain stoooopid today, but I really don't see the harm in it.
Thinking about the negativity surrounding single mom's and dating, I wonder if I have done little man wrong by maintaining a small social life. I am a social person, and I love hanging out with my friends sans little man. There is something about a night out with the girls or with the softball team that completely rejuvenates me. I think my social situation is helped by having great friends who fancy little man as well. Most gatherings, I can take little man with me, and (so far at least...) my friends have been extremely receptive of him. I am so lucky for that...but on nights when I do not take him with me, I always make sure I have a responsible person who cares about him and his well being with him.
So, my question is this...If a single mom makes sure their children are loved, taken care of, and safe, what is so appalling about a single mom trying to find love as well?
4 days ago