The Perception of Motherhood

I’m walking into class and my classmate turns to me to ask how my daughter is. She doesn’t ask how I am (which is usually pretty chipper by the way), but how the one year old is. The one year old who can’t talk and literally does the same thing every day. The one year old I love, but still.

I know that my classmate doesn’t mean any harm and it’s a common thing to ask of moms (any moms, be their children newborn or 36). But it still irritates me a little, because it’s as if I’m invisible now that she knows I have a child. She doesn’t greet anyone else this way…

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kate

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