Oops, excuse me, there — my age is showing. But honestly, enough is enough amirite?
On behalf of all 20-something parents, especially young moms like me who have to endure assumptions, stereotypes, and really effing personal questions, here are 14 things I’m so sick of hearing people say to me.
“You’re pregnant?! Was it planned?”
“You’re a mom?! Oh my gaaahhh, I could never be a mom right now! I’m way too irresponsible. Aren’t you sad you can’t party? Or have a life? Oh my gahhh!”
“Oh, you’re Catholic/Mormon/Mexican/Southern? No wonder you’re a young mom!”
“Ha. Babies having babies …”
“I’m so sorry. You could’ve done big things with your life.”
“If my tax-payer money is going to pay for that baby, I’ll have an opinion about it.” (I see this gem in Internet comment sections all the time.)
“Is that your husband? I mean boyfriend … I mean baby daddy … I mean …”
“Are your parents here to help you?”
“So? Where’s your ring? When’s the big day?”
“Well, at least you’re a MILF.”
“Do your kids have the same father?”
“Ugh, I could never have a kid yet. I don’t want to ruin my life.”
“You look WAY too young to have a baby!”
This article was originally published at earlymama.com. Reprinted with permission from the author.