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I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar, Lol....

I am woman, hear me roar, lol. And I drive an 18-wheeler. It doesn't make me any less of a good mother. That is what I want people to understand about me. I'm not out there driving because its fun (really, it is very hard work.) I am out there to support my family. I am tired of people telling me that I need to go home and be a mother for a change. I am taking care of my children the only way that I know how and I think that deserves respect.
silvertears silvertears 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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Your a good mom and doing what you have to do, the reason that there are a lot of single mom's having to work is because a good portion of boy's never became a real man,

We are all in the same boat there... lol Although I'm not working at the moment, I have a really positive feeling that I landed a job that I've been trying to get since June!!! I'm so excited - they keep calling me - and it's all a matter of timing. <br />
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People used to tell me that I should be at home with my daughter too - until one day, I was standing in a line at the grocery store and the lady behind me and I were chatting small talk. We didn't even know each other, but being the blabbermouth that I am, I will talk to anyone usually! LOL<br />
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I mentioned that I was on my day off and my daughter and I (daughter was a year old at the time and I was a single mom) were getting our weekly groceries, diapers, etc. <br />
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She asked me what I did for a living - and when I told her I was holding down 4 jobs at that time, her jaw hit the floor. <br />
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She then went on to tell me that I should be at home with my daughter and not working. She said that was the problem with society today that mothers shouldn't work - so I asked her, how am I supposed to feed my daughter? Welfare?? Then society would complain about the taxes they pay because all the single moms would be on welfare. <br />
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She didn't respond but just glared at me. When the cashier told me the amount of my groceries, I simply looked at the woman I had been chatting with, looked back at the cashier, and said, "She's paying......" and smiled. <br />
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Well, the look and comment I got from her were priceless! "What do you mean I'm paying? I'm not paying for your groceries!!"<br />
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"Well, look at it this way mam, if I don't work, SOMEBODY'S got to pay for them!" She left the lineup in a huff!!!!

Those people giving you crap are so fifty years ago...

Yeah, you are doing what is the only available right thing to do :)<br />
Just ignore those other people that tells you to change!