Kayla Acevedo, creator of the “Sad Single Mom” series on TikTok, filmed her first installment shortly after announcing she was divorcing.
“Someone made a comment on my page that I was going to regret it because no one wants to date someone with kids,” Acevedo told TODAY Parents. “I was like, ‘Who is this person to assume that I’m just waiting for Mr. Right?'”
That’s when Acevedo, a massage practitioner on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, decided to film herself talking about the best parts of being a single mom.
The clip, which he posted in May, instantly went viral, Acevedo said.
“A day in the life of a sad single mother,” Acevedo begins in a somber voice. “First I wake up in my big double bed without anyone touching me with their playful eggplant.”
“I head to the bathroom, where the toilet seat is down, and I have to sit on a seat that isn’t covered in urine splashes,” he continues.
In the kitchen, Acevedo discovers that there is still coffee in the pot.
“I head to a nice clean fridge where I find a container full of cream. Then I water my plants and think about buying another one because there is no one to tell me I have too many,” she says.
Acevedo brushes his teeth in a sink free of beard trimmings.
“It’s a sad life, I know,” she says. “But maybe one day, if I’m really lucky, I can have a third adult child to take care of on my own.”
More gems from Acevedo’s “Sad Single Mom” series:
“Since I didn’t have a man to vacation with, I settled for going with my friends who wanted to do the same things as me.”
“I started my morning with a load of clothes, but when I went to move them to the dryer, I realized that the dryer was empty. I wish I lived with a man who kept all his clothes dry in the dryer for a week.”
“Today I bought some new cushions for the sofa, but no one was here to notice that they weren’t for his sweaty bald head.”
“I ate takeout and wondered if I would ever find a man who would tell me that we have food at home that he has no intention of cooking. How am I going to go on knowing that my leftovers in the fridge will still be there?” morning?”
Acevedo also recalls that her ex-spouse blamed her for its lost car keys and shopping trips where I would repeatedly ask “What are you looking for?” and you are done?” He also gave her a hard time for her “17 half-full bottles of shampoo and conditioner.”
Acevedo and her ex-husband, Freddy, share a 3-year-old daughter, Atlas. She told TODAY that they remain good friends, noting that Freddy even enjoys the videos.
“Listen, being a single mom isn’t always easy. It can be difficult, of course. But there are some really amazing parts,” she said. “There is this notion that single women are incomplete, and I think that comes from men. I think it bothers men a lot that we don’t need them as much as they think we do.”
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