While the media picked this up and started to wonder if there might be trouble in President Obama’s Paradise, it seems like it’s just a slip of the tongue. In recovering from her faux pas, the First Lady stated:
“Sometimes, you know, when you’ve got a husband who is president, it can feel a little single. But he’s there.”
It’s a common type of statement that many married women use when their husband travels a lot for business. Somehow, they assume that the physical absence of a Man of the House is what gives a woman the status of a Single Mom.
Personally, I was one of these married-yet-feeling-single moms before I became an actual single mom. I can say that there are definite advantages…and disadvantages…to both sides of the equation. A married woman who’s husband is providing financially for his family has no concept of the difficult financial decisions a single mom faces. On the flip side, as a single mom it can be empowering to be the sole provider…and the sole decision maker…where finances are concerned. Like I said, pros and cons.
But overall, it’s all about perspective. Which is what the Strong Single Mom Network is ALL about. Keep your perspective, knowing that wherever you are and whatever your circumstances may be, you have the ability to see the positive light.
So stay Strong Single Moms, Michelle Obama and all our Married-But-Feeling-Single Mom sisters!!!