Gin (anyplacebuthere) wrote,
Gin
anyplacebuthere

White trash?

Do all young single mothers in this country have to fall into the "white trash" category? I mean, even us upper-middle class, college educated, white collar, world traveling types make mistakes. So why do I feel like I'm suddenly thrown into the white trash, "I'm 16 and pregnant by my second cousin" group of Americans? Maybe it's because the only other young single mothers I see seem to be in that group (I'm not 16 by the way, not that young, I'll be 24 in less than a month, but still). I don't even really know what else to say actually. I just don't want to be in that category.

And for god's sake, someone please tell me (truthfully of course) that there are good, responsible, handsome, intelligent men out there who will date single mothers, that this hasn't marked me as destined to be single for the rest of my life. I know this isn't "About a Boy," but I can still hold out for a Hugh Grant, right? Especially if I move to England (which one of these days I will, thank god for having made plenty of English friends while living in Spain).

By the way, don't get me wrong, after having gotten over the shock of being pregnant I have reached the point where I am excited about my baby. I've always wanted to be a mother, and even though this is making me one earlier than expected (and under much different circumstances), I am thrilled about the idea of bringing a new life into the world; any pregnant woman who tells you she doesn't have apprehensions, however, is lying through her teeth. It's all just part of the hormonal changes that we go through. That and bigger breasts.

One more thing: any suggestions of names for baby would be appreciated. The whole naming thing is more difficult than you really expect it to be. Please also tell me what you think of the name 'Emmett.' Is it a name that is bound to get a kid made fun of, or are those days over? I know that unusual names are becoming more common these days, so it's safe to assume that lots of kids now have strange names that 20 years ago may have gotten them beaten up.
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