Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Single Dad Summer


Have you every wondered what Summer looks like for a single dad? It's Sunday evening and I am mapping out my week. Here's a glimpse at Monday.
  • Wake up at 4:30 a.m.
  • Eat breakfast and drink coffee. (Drinking coffee is a VERY important step.)
  • Take the dog for a walk. 
  • Shower and get ready for the day. (Sometimes I skip this step.)
  • Drive my son to his driver's education which starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • Take my daughter to cross country practice which begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Pick my son up from driver's education at 8:00 a.m.
  • Pick my daughter up from cross country practice at 9:00 a.m.
  • Work
  • Take my son to Summer school at 12:15 p.m.
  • Pick my son up from Summer school.
  • Work
  • Take my daughter to violin lessons.
  • Answer the question "What's for dinner?" by saying "I don't know."
  • Pick my daughter up from violin lessons.
  • Decide what to get for dinner.
  • Go get dinner. (I don't make dinner very often.)
  • Eat dinner and feel guilty for feeding my kids fast food.
  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • Work
  • Sleep! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

2 comments:

Daddy Daycare said...

Hi Brad, this is my first visit to your blog and hope to become a regular visitor.

Just had a look at your schedule and it looks like you have your work cut out..... even before you get to work.

It is fair to say you are doing a great job of being a good dad to your children by ensuring your kids are able to do what they need and enjoy doing.

While there are plenty of great dads around, there are also many dads who would not even contemplate doing what you do.

Keep it up, l am sure your kids think you are fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Yeah days can be hectic as a single father. In fact I cannot even imagine driving to get their older kids stuff done. I have three children and my days are hectic as well. Cook dinner, make lunches, laundry, homework, and attention make my day hectic. Single parenting is hectic and the love is strong. Keep up the good work.