Single parents are shamed for taking their children to the market in the middle of a pandemic even when that’s their only option.
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, everything changed. Even going to the supermarket required following guidelines. Single parents have difficulty getting their daily tasks done. Some have lost their jobs.
MaryAnn Fausey Resendez’s story will bring tears to your eyes. The Texas single mom couldn’t hide her despair and frustration. She was criticized for taking her daughter out in public. That was her only option. As there was no one to watch the kid, she had to take her to the supermarket. When the criticism did not stop, the mother had to put a sign on the girl’s back.
The sign read, “I am only five.”. “I can’t stay home alone, so I have to buy groceries with mommy… Before you judge, back off six feet.”.
In addition, the mom shared the fourteen steps she and her daughter take every time they go to the supermarket. They wipe the shopping cart and sterilize the items they buy.
The sign I made her wear because I know some dumbass will take a picture & talk shit on social media without knowing the truth…
MaryAnn Fausey Resendez isn’t the only one
Melinda Galant, a Canadian mother, had a similar experience. She posted a photo of herself. She is crying. Her Costco trip turned into a nightmare.
She wrote, “If you ever wondered what defeat looks like, here it is.” “This is the look of a single mom during an epidemic.”
If you have ever wondered what defeat looks like, here it is. A single mom during a…
The founder and CEO of Mamas for Mamas, Shannon Christensen, spoke on behalf of the mothers who fall “through the cracks.”
“They are both single. Without their children, they can’t leave their houses. What can they do? “They’re damned if they do, and damned if they don’t,” she explained. Parents who stay home and don’t feed their children are neglecting them. They are being reckless if they take them out in public. There’s no way to win as a single mom during the pandemic right now.”
Single parents are criticized regularly. Well, these people don’t really have a choice. Taking their children everywhere is an inevitable part of their daily routine. Instead of shaming others we need to step in defense and offer our help.
Stay Home for those who are unable to do so
Whitney R. Robinson is an epidemiologist at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina. Those who can stay in their homes should definitely do that for those who had to leave their homes.
The public health message is not just to protect yourself, but also to isolate for those who cannot isolate. Trying to break the chain, you will reduce the risk for essential workers and others who still need to interact with the outside world.”
At this time, it is really important to support single moms and dads. These people already face enough problems without your criticism. Make their lives a little easier by doing something good for them.