Ms. Jill Scott is covering EBONY Magazine’s May Issue with her beautiful 3-year-old son Jett Hamilton. Some folks are crying foul because of a comment Ms. Scott made in the publication. The singer talks of the challenges of being a single mom, raising a boy, and much more:
Jill on motherhood: “Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil… When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, ‘Mommy you’re so pretty’ or smells me, it’s so wonderful.”
Jill on being a single-mom: “That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmas, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.”
On raising a boy: “It’s challenging being a single mom… No matter what I do, I’ll never be a man. Ever. I can show Jett how to be a thinker, how to enjoy music or how to feel, and to conquer. But I cannot show him how to be a man.”
Personally, I don't have a problem with Ms. Scott statement at all, and in my opinion she's absolutely right. She can be a wonderful guide in the life of her son on manhood and masculinity, but she can never fulfill the role as father because she was never ever designed to do so. I believe God, in His all knowing wisdom, had set up from the beginning of time a system for the family structure Father/Mother. I hate to hear single mom say or have the mindset of “I’ am both the momma and daddy.” No you're not!