What is the "P" word I hear you ask? It's pity!
Someone who used to be part of my life, and is no longer, caught wind of the pregnancy and went out of her way to send a jaunty little email about "How she feels nothing but pity for me" over the pregnancy.
Oh, how I raged. When I wake up at night now to go to the loo I like to lay awake and wish all sorts of karma onto her. How dare she?
I wonder why she feels pity? Cause the baby won't have an active bio-father? Cause I'm single and in a rented house while she is quite wealthy?
I just don't get it but I figure it's the first arrow in what may be a battle I'll face constantly - those that take pity on a single mother. Has anyone got any good comebacks? I mean this child is wanted, will be loved by my family across the generations, will be born to a healthy mother with no drug or alcohol issues and a good education, living in a great family house and with a good white collar job to live a moderate lifestyle. And did I mention it will be loved already? As far as situations goes I've seen a lot worse - including my own childhood and I did indeed have two parents!
She can just blow me.