So when I first started parenting on my own, I was completely overwhelmed. T.V. became a thing of the past! My golf game began to suffer and folding laundry became my new hobby! And then about a month into this new adventure I went through a month of Boot Camp!!!
The flu hit our household with a vengeance! But of course my kids didn't cooperate and get the bug at the same time. Instead they each got the flu about one week apart. So for three solid weeks I was nursing kids back to health, changing sheets and cleaning up puke! And then just when I thought the nightmare was over...I got the flu!!! Suddenly I had a new perspective on single parenting. It actually isn't quite as hard as I perceived it to be. Because when you try and handle that job with the flu, you realize that it could be much, much more difficult. So from that time forward I tried to have more of an attitude of gratitude. And somewhere along the line I also realized that I can't do it all. One man can only accomplish so much in a day and I learned to let things go. I still have the occasional meltdown...but they have become few and far between.
Holy crap, have I ever been there! It's not easy doing it alone. Ever. A juggling act that no one can fully appreciate unless they are doing it too.
I feel your pain. And know your joys.
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