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Why Saying “Just One Kid” to a Mom With an Only Child Is a Hideous Crime

In motherhood, parenthood, pregnancy on November 10, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Whether it’s innocent or not, it’s not uncommon to hear these words uttered to me as a mom of an only child:

“You have just one kid?”

Yes, just one kid.

There’s something damning and almost insulting about this statement. “Just,” to me, signifies that one child is not enough. It suggests that everyone should indeed be having multiple children or at the very least two. “Just” screams, “Oh, you only have one kid. That’s nothing. I have a lot of kids. Now THAT’S a lot of work!”

Read More: Why Saying “Just One Kid” to a Mom With an Only Child Is a Hideous Crime

One is Enough, Thanks,

Laura

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