Angie - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 175 moms have responded )
"Hi-I'm Angie and I'm the mother of an only child." There-I said it. Sounds like I need a 12 step program or something. Although others seem to think I do-I don't! I'm very proud to be the mother of an only child and I'm glad to have other mothers of only children to talk to. I'm just curious to see if anyone has heard any comments as bad as the ones that have been thrown at me.
What is the worst thing that anyone has ever said to you about being the mother of an only child? Here are just a few things that people I know quite well have said to me:
"You are not a real mother until you have more than one child."
"Don't put all your eggs in one basket."
"Something could happen to your son..."
Of course I've also heard all of the classic lines about how my son needs to have a sibling, but the other 3 comments have absolutely shocked me! We just don't deserve this kind of abuse! The best line that I have ever heard is "the more educated you are, the less children you have." I'm sticking with that one!
Thanks for your support!