Mum puts an end to 'only child' shaming in one post
She doesn’t 'just' have one child, she has one amazing daughter.
By Livia Gamble
March 22 2017
A writer and mum wants everyone to know she doesn’t “just” have one child, she has one “amazing daughter”.
Writing a post on Facebook, Alyce Kominetsky vents her frustration with people using the j-word when asking how many children she has.
“I have heard it many times, from many people,” Alyce writes. “Most are mums around my age. Most have two, three, or four children.
“We begin with an innocent conversation, then the question comes. The question I despise. The question that makes my skin crawl," she said.
“Oh. You just have the one?”
Alyce explains she and her husband made the decision to have one child together and doesn’t want people asking her why.
But what “bothers” her the most is that “one little word”.
“A word that holds tremendous weight. A word that lessens the value of myself, and my child: JUST.”
As Alyce points out, the "just" isn’t necessary.
“I have one daughter,” she says. “One amazing daughter; one hilarious daughter; one kind-hearted daughter; one joyous daughter.”
“I have one daughter who fills my heart with so much love, my heart could explode. I have one daughter who completes our family. I have one daughter who has made our family ‘The Three Amigos.’
“I have one daughter who is not ‘JUST’ anything.”