Caylan Griffin says having a man in your life is like sprinkles on your ice cream: sprinkles are nice, but the ice cream can be just fine without them.
I am not a victim. I have good grades and am involved with many extracurricular activities, including the performances in my school’s theater. Though I have a single mom, it doesn’t mean I can’t rise to my full potential. Sure, it has been hard at times, but my mom filled in the gap by serving as both a mother and a father. My dad left my mother when I was only one year old, so I never really had a father. Without a man to help raise me, I think I turned out just fine. It’s like sprinkles on your ice cream, it tastes better with them, but the ice cream is still good without it. I have yet to find something that a man can do that a woman can’t. My mother always says nothing is given to you. If you want it, you either have to earn it or take it. With her, I feel I have just as much support as a student with both parents. I refuse to allow my father’s absence to be an excuse.