Hey, ladies! Yesterday I hung out with a good friend of mine and went to her sons baseball game for a bit. While we were there, one of the other moms showed up and sat near us so she could talk to my friend. They got to talking about different events coming up for the kids at school, one being a father daughter dance this mom was trying to organized. Well, as it turned out she had to change it to a family dance because some of the single moms on the committee felt it would be exlusive of the girls to the single mommy household. This mom had her panties all in a bunch because she wanted her daughter to be able to go to a father daughter dance, blah blah, cry me a f*ing river. And how the other girls with dads will miss out on a great experience and shit. So after listening for a bit I asked her, "well, did you present it in a different way so that no one feels left out?" And she says, "yeah. We're just gonna have a family dance" and then went on how she felt that was unfair and all this shit. Well, after about 3min of getting annoyed with her mouth I said, "I can understand that you may have wanted the event to be a certain way, but coming from a woman who was raised without a father and who is now, unfortunately, raising a fatherless child events like that can be hurtful and cause a lot of emotional damage. It's bad enough not having that other parent there. And to add to this, my uncle who basically helped raise me and was my father figure just died. So honestly, if someone presented an idea like that to me, I'd say 'hell no'." She got quiet for a minute and then says, "well I can understand...." no she doesn't understand! She's married and had her daddy all her life! I f*ing hate when people say, "I understand" but have never had the experience at hand..... you don't understand until you've experienced it, bitch! Is what I wanted to shout. She was just rude and uppity as fuck! I left the game early. I love my friend dearly, but I don't understand how she can deal with a woman like that.
What are your thoughts on this? If your kid was in elementary, and the pta wanted to put on a father daughter dance, would you be ok with it? Or would you rather have a family dance to ensure everyone can participate?
on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM