My insurance company is forcing everyone to prove their dependents are legit. So I buckled down like the responsible mommie I am, and spent $8 extra ordering it online rather than spending however-much-a-stamp-costs-these-days to mail a check.
I, apparently, do not have the right to not be BADGERED by the Commonwealth of Kentucky regarding my choices, but ok. I understand there are alot of women who might not have made the same choices, and they might really want/need to be told their child has RIGHTS. It's a great system.
So I'm online putting in all kinds of information to prove that I am who I say I am, that I am this person's mother, that I have a right to get a copy of her birth certificate. What's her name, where was she born, name of the city, name of the hospital, date, mother's name, father's name.
So my daughter's father's name is None None.
Then I got the following message:
Typically these names are different. Typically a baby is not given her mother's name. Typically a woman is stripped of her identity when a man possesses her and stamps his brand on her, and that brand is stamped on all the children she bears for him, and her name disappears into the ether because she and her children are now His.
I have tons of philosophical thoughts on the matter that are too jumbled in my brain to flow as prose. I guess I will simply share this as an example of the events in the life of a Single Mother.
And now for photos, since you sat through that whole rant.