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aj1545 Cat Lady
08/02/15 10:04 pm

Disagree. My mom is a single mother. I mean that. My dad is no dad. I see him maybe twice a year, though hes biologically my father.

catpillow Florida West Coast
08/02/15 8:07 pm

I have to pick the cat; he's too cute not to pick.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
08/02/15 8:29 pm

True statement, the best disagree option I have seen yet.

susanr Colorado
08/02/15 5:25 pm

Huh. I don't really get it. My daughter's father was "in" her life, but mostly from a distance, except for summers she spent with him and occasional visits. Most of the time there was no one else buying her clothes, making her meals, reading to her,

susanr Colorado
08/02/15 5:27 pm

putting her to bed, taking her to the doctor, going to parent-teacher meetings, and on and on. I have utterly no animosity toward him for any of this - I was the one who took her far away; we're still good friends. And also we usually lived with

susanr Colorado
08/02/15 5:28 pm

other people, so there were others in her life.

But to say that I wasn't a single mother just sounds screwy, to me.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
08/02/15 9:06 pm

I think she means to point out more the women who declare themselves single mothers in a victim sense when in reality, the father is very involved. From what you've said, I'd say you were a single mother.

firefly5 the verse
08/02/15 10:19 pm

Right. I took "in their life" to mean "actively involved in their life and well-being, but not romantically involved with the mother."

firefly5 the verse
08/02/15 4:44 pm

Single + mother != single mother

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
08/02/15 9:05 pm

So, then the same for father?

aj1545 Cat Lady
08/02/15 10:05 pm

Yeah, if hes doing the day to day work of parenting.

firefly5 the verse
08/02/15 10:15 pm

Yes, very much the same. Single + parent != single parent.

NDAmerican Florida
08/02/15 4:21 pm

Exactly, this!

But I was tempted with that adorable picture of that cat.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
08/02/15 4:17 pm

After seeing the first picture pop up on my news feed multiple times I've decided that people are taking two different meanings from the phrase "single mother"

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
08/02/15 9:07 pm

Agreed. There are drama mommas who declare themselves single mothers like its a badge but isn't true.

Rosebud Ohio
08/07/15 7:54 am

My new sister in law wouldn't let the dads of her two kids (one being my brother) be a part of the kids lives yet consistently went on about being a single mother. Interested to see what she says now that she and my brother are suddenly married...