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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 8:56 am
What do you think of this line?

Its from Annie and Snowball, a first grade reader.
Annie is a girl who lives with her dad. She arranges a teacup party for dainty girls like her. Some mothers of girls stay to help at her party.

"Annie was proud that her dad was such a good mother too."

I'm finding that line disturbing. What do you think?
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 8:58 am
amother OP wrote:
What do you think of this line?

Its from Annie and Snowball, a first grade reader.
Annie is a girl who lives with her dad. She arranges a teacup party for dainty girls like her. Some mothers of girls stay to help at her party.

"Annie was proud that her dad was such a good mother too."

I'm finding that line disturbing. What do you think?


Why disturbing? It sounds like it's saying able to fill in as mother when mother isn't around...?
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 8:59 am
If its trying to do the LGBT thing then yeah I agree.

I didnt read it that way though. I thought it meant her single parent dad was trying to help Annie and even though her mom wasnt there, her father did a great job anyway.
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:01 am
amother Orchid wrote:
Why disturbing? It sounds like it's saying able to fill in as mother when mother isn't around...?


He's a single dad. I don't know if mom is divorced or dead, but that doesn't bother me.

I feel like saying single dad is.A good mom is subconsciously infiltrating our minds with pride kind of stuff.
Am I looking into it too much?
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:02 am
Is this Annie from the Henry and Mudge series?
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:03 am
I think you’re looking into it with ‘2024 glasses’. It’s just an innocent statement.
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jerusalem90




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:10 am
I read it as totally innocent and I'm super anti-trans.
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Tzutzie




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:20 am
I wouldn't read anything into it at all. Sounds very sweet and innocent imo
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singleagain




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:29 am
It's about how one parent fills in the shoes of the other.

I am not anti all the woke stuff that you're probably reading into it and I did not read it as woke.
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:35 am
amother OP wrote:
What do you think of this line?

Its from Annie and Snowball, a first grade reader.
Annie is a girl who lives with her dad. She arranges a teacup party for dainty girls like her. Some mothers of girls stay to help at her party.

"Annie was proud that her dad was such a good mother too."

I'm finding that line disturbing. What do you think?


It's innocent. It was written 16 years ago.
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:45 am
amother OP wrote:
He's a single dad. I don't know if mom is divorced or dead, but that doesn't bother me.

I feel like saying single dad is.A good mom is subconsciously infiltrating our minds with pride kind of stuff.
Am I looking into it too much?


Definitely agree with the statement before that your looking at it with 2024 glasses.

I don't think that it was implying that. It's a single dad, and even tho she needed a mom figure and she wasn't there for whatever reason, he stepped up and was good enough kinda thing.
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:51 am
I am finding the language to be offensive and not because it is "woke"

What are "dainty girls" - girls can enjoy tea parties and not be dainty 24/7

What is the man described as a "mom" because he is competent at all aspects of parenting. Many men are able to enjoy pretend tea parties with their children or even put up with pretend makeup sessions. Some men do their daughters' nails pretty well - if you can paint a wall why not a nail? LOL
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imaima




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:54 am
amother OP wrote:
What do you think of this line?

Its from Annie and Snowball, a first grade reader.
Annie is a girl who lives with her dad. She arranges a teacup party for dainty girls like her. Some mothers of girls stay to help at her party.

"Annie was proud that her dad was such a good mother too."

I'm finding that line disturbing. What do you think?


Her father is a single parent.
What’s the big deal?
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imaima




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 9:54 am
amother OP wrote:
He's a single dad. I don't know if mom is divorced or dead, but that doesn't bother me.

I feel like saying single dad is.A good mom is subconsciously infiltrating our minds with pride kind of stuff.
Am I looking into it too much?

Yes
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ectomorph




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 10:05 am
Personally, I object to storylines that normalize the wrong things. I wouldn't let my kids go to a sleepover at a girl's house who lived with her single dad. I just wouldn't.
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tichellady




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 10:08 am
ectomorph wrote:
Personally, I object to storylines that normalize the wrong things. I wouldn't let my kids go to a sleepover at a girl's house who lived with her single dad. I just wouldn't.


Single dads can’t host a birthday party? It says it’s a tea party with other moms in attendance
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 10:08 am
ectomorph wrote:
Personally, I object to storylines that normalize the wrong things. I wouldn't let my kids go to a sleepover at a girl's house who lived with her single dad. I just wouldn't.


But if the parents are married, do you check to make sure mom will be home all night?

What if mom is a nurse and works night shift?
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amother
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Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 10:09 am
ectomorph wrote:
Personally, I object to storylines that normalize the wrong things. I wouldn't let my kids go to a sleepover at a girl's house who lived with her single dad. I just wouldn't.


I wouldn't either, but more from a religious perspective than a safety perspective
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zaq




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 10:10 am
Why disturbed? A single parent of either gender has to be both a mother and a father. Don't look for hidden LGBTQ messages where none is intended.
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ectomorph




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Jun 07 2024, 10:11 am
amother Burgundy wrote:
But if the parents are married, do you check to make sure mom will be home all night?

What if mom is a nurse and works night shift?


Yes, I would. I'd also check what other adults or older children might be in the house. Maybe I'd go with my daughter and stay a few minutes, but weird things are often subtle red flags.

I'd rather be a bit paranoid with parties.
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