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07 January 2007

Singles Parents

I don't know how single parents manage. PH flew out early yesterday morning to Arizona. He'll be back late Tuesday and until them I'm a single parent. I've got one kid with an ear infection and another with allergies (at least that was the diagnosis Friday). Both have been good with occasional bouts of sibling dispute, but I miss sharing the load.

I've always been amazed by single parents. I know that most don't have a choice - you do it because you have to do it. I imagine that at some point I would become resentful at never having a moment to myself. All of the fights, the baths, the getting dressed, the fits, the illness, the laundry, the dishes, the late nights, and the early mornings. I know that also means you get all of the kisses, the hugs, the snuggles, the I love yous, and the attention. I admit that I'm relieved that my single parent status ends on Tuesday. And yes, we ate take-out last night!

7 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

I must add shipping off some of that snow to Florida! Some dummy on EBay is selling it too...

Argh! See stuff like that makes me question do I want it or do we keep our freedom, travel and have lots of fun being a kid our entire life instead?????? It's not easy deciding this, not that we will soon anyhow..

RennyBA said...

I do understand your point, so try to make the best out of being a part time single parents until Tuesday then. Take out must be okay once in a while, but maybe you could make dinner together tomorrow - make food have fun:-)

hexe said...

E.T. When it's time, you'll make the right decision for your family. Don't stress!

Renny - Only one day of take out. We made a vegetable soup together and yet the kids still object to eating it!

Sunshine said...

I do OK with hubby gone sometimes for various things but after a couple days, the never being able to do anything without kids along would drive me quite crazy. Being a single parent would be such a challenge, you've hit it!

hexe said...

Amen Sunshine! We are on day five. PH arrives home late tonight.

Expat Traveler said...

Well I hope it wasn't all too bad for you, and thanks for the comment. This helps much really!

:)

Heather said...

I think my head would explode. Seriously.