I ran across an article based on a program that was on C4 recently. The article talks about a woman who in my opinion is caught up in a celebrity lifestyle mentality. She is so caught up with trying to keep up with the Kardashians that she is missing what her twin boys really want.
They want what every child wants and that is both parents raising them and not a pair of Jordans (trainers) that cost so much money that their mother goes without eating. Although it isn't always feasible for both parents to live together due to a myriad of reasons, neither is it logical to make up for that by buying goods that have no emotional value to children. It's commendable that Sarah is holding down a job and studying for a degree. What I see is a mother who has got parenting partly wrong and needs to seek emotional support from a professional to deal with the hurt she is obviously going through so she can continue support her children in the best possible way.
Here's the article.
A single mum has admitted that she’ll go without food for up to a week in order to buy her two sons
Sarah, who starred in the Channel 4 documentary Single Mum’s Club, which aired this week, said: "I'll starve myself for a week to buy them a pair of Jordans [Air Jordan trainers]... so everyone knows they're not meffs.
"I'm skinnier, so it's win-win,” she added.
"I will do everything I can to make them the popular kids. Because I know the popular kids have the easier school run
"I always feel there's that stereotype because I’m a single mum. So I will push my very, very hardest so they aren't misfits"
Single mum holding down a job and studying for a degree
The documentary followed a group of single mothers in Liverpool.
C4 describes them as “an extraordinary community of single mums in Liverpool who are rejecting stereotypes and raising their children by their own rules.”
26-year-old Sarah is studying for a degree in events management and also works as a care assistant.
She said: "My whole life is dedicated to the twins, then the next thing from that is paying bills, which is my job, then the third thing is what I want to do in the future and my dreams and goals."
She is also determined to bring her boys up well and to treat women and girls with respect. They are seen in the show repeating her mantra: "Be respectful, caring and loving."
Kids want to see dad more
In one heart-breaking scene on of the twin boys breaks down in tears as the pair question why they see so little of their dad.
The youngster says: “If we all just lived together we could all be a family. We are not a family without a dad. It’s not my fault you are not together.”
Sarah replies that even though he has told their sons he is sorry for his past behaviour, she believes they don’t understand the extent of how bad their relationship was.
- See more at: https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/life/news/meet-the-mum-who-goes-hungry-to-buy-her-sons-designer-clothes#sthash.DqGhMZHl.dpuf
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