Why? Because you were so busy hauling kids to soccer, karate and organic bamboo weaving classes. Because you spent your free half-hour paying bills online. Because you had a hot date with a younger fellow from OKCupid. Because you brought home way too much bacon and are rendered incapable of any celebrations outside of unbuttoning your jeans and watching a Bill & Giuliana marathon on TV. Because you have four kids to convince that finishing homework makes Jesus happy and bathing more than once a week makes him happier. Because you are doing this parenting thing pretty much solo and, dude, you do not need one. more. freaking. thing.
Not to worry. I declare Single Parent Appreciation Day to be today. And if that doesn’t work with your sched, then it’s totally cool to raise a glass or cup of Epsom bath salts or yoga mat or no-chip manicured hand in celebration tomorrow. Or maybe even over the weekend while your kids are with their other parent. How about as soon as you get a moment to breathe, which is on the third Tuesday of next month?
Any of those dates work. Here’s why. And how to appreciate your own awesomeness every damn day on the calendar. Hopefully, with cards that have dancing monkeys.
Watch on, single-parent friends.
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