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Donald Trump’s Win Has Made Me Worry What To Tell My Future Kids

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For as long as I can remember, being a mom has been a dream of mine.

I'm not saying I want to be a mom tomorrow, but the thought of eventually being a mother has always been part of my life plan.

In fact, between my dreams of becoming a famous singer (I'm tone deaf) and marrying Seth Cohen (he's not real), becoming a mom seemed like the most attainable goal I had.

And the day I'd become a mom would be one of the best days of my life. I would shower my kids with love, just like my parents showered me with love, and I would teach them anything is possible, just like my parents taught me anything is possible (hence, my dreams of becoming a singer and marrying Seth Cohen).

But those hopeful thoughts all changed for me when I woke up this morning and realized we actually elected Donald Trump as our president.

Suddenly, the thought of becoming a mom doesn't fill me up with joy.

Suddenly, the thought of becoming a mom doesn't fill me up with joy. No, instead I get sad... and I get scared.

Why? Well, because I have no idea how I would explain all this ignorance and hate to a child.

What will I tell my kids if I become a single mom?

Under Trump, 51 percent of single parents may see their taxes go up.

So what am I supposed to tell my kids when they ask why they can't go to that super nice school they got into?

"Well, your dad left me. And as a result, my taxes went up so I can't afford it. I'm sorry."

What will I tell my daughters when a man objectifies them at work?

"That man could be president one day."

What will I tell my daughters when a man sexually assaults them?

"That man could be president one day."

What will I tell my sons when I'm trying to teach them how to respect women?

"I know you don't have to respect women to become the President of the United States, but... it's still important."

What will I tell my kids if they're gay?

"I love you, but you might not be able to get married and live happily ever after like your straight brothers and sisters."

What will I tell my kids when their public schools don't teach them about climate change?

"The president doesn't believe in climate change, so they can't teach it. But it IS real, you guys, and we need to be careful because the Earth is suffering and nobody is doing anything about it."

What will I tell my daughters if they want to become president?

"Even if you are totally more qualified for the job, a completely incompetent man will probably beat you."

What will I tell my kids when they ask why there hasn't been a female president yet?

"The world wasn't ready."

Citations: Would 51% of single parents see taxes rise under Donald Trump's tax plan? (PolitiFact), Here's What Mike Pence Said on LGBT Issues Over the Years (Time), 'Drug dealers, criminals, rapists': What Trump thinks of Mexicans (BBC), Yes, Donald Trump did call climate change a Chinese hoax (PolitiFact)