5 Reasons I'm A Slacker Single Mom This WeekChristine Coppa
It’s (happy) hump day. The week is half over and I can already count 5 things that made me a lazy a*s single parent this week—eeeeps! I peg these things to nothing else but exhaustion, stress; life in general. Being a solo single parent means that your beautiful kiddo is with you 24/7 and I am not complaining, nor would I have it any other way, but I do admit to having my lazy, guilt-free moments as a result of this perk. Perk: Having JD all to MYSELF. After the jump I’ll reveal 5 moments that question my sanity as a single mom. :/
1. I picked JD up from school today and we drove straight to a local pizza place. I had plenty of food in my fridge to cook and serve, but after working all day at the mag, I didn’t feel like stir-frying chicken, peppers, carrots and broccoli—and rice takes a long-ish time to boil (well, kinda). So, we got slices and lemonade. JD got mushrooms on his pizza and I got broccoli = healthy, right? Bonus: We saw a double rainbow on the way home. It was magical. Check this out:
2. I was really tired last night so I lied to JD about the time. He usually goes to bed at 8:30 PM but at 8 PM I told him it was bedtime and when he asked why his special cartoon didn’t come on (he watches something every night from 8 to 8:20, I said, it was off for the night “by mistake.”) We read a book and he went to bed—”It’s really late,” I fibbed. I wrote a blog about skipping. Read it here. Then I crashed in my bed and watched bad TV. Glorious. Victorious.
3. I’m one of those people that likes to leave her home clean and tidy every morning before work. I wash dishes, I make beds, I open the windows so fresh air can drift in. I left the house like this today. Nothing more to really say. (Still looks like this.)
4. Speaking of today, I hit snooze on my iPhone 12x and had no time to feed JD breakfast (*cringe) and only because he likes to take 12 hours to eat every meal (he hoards food in his cheek like a chipmunk). I nooked a few mini pancakes and poured a sippy cup of milk. When we got to his classroom, I practically threw the food at his awesome teacher (love her) and said, “Please feed him, I’m late.” I kissed JD and ran to my Jeep. “Love you, bud!”
5. We’ve been living out of the dryer since Sunday. Underwear, check. Bath towel, check. Superhero shirt, digging, digging, digging—ah, ding, ding, ding, check.
Bonus: I drank wine on the tile floor twice while JD bathed this week and listened to hippy Led Zeppelin music. Made up my mind, make a new start, going to California with an aching in my heart…Yeah man. “I went to California, Mommy!” JD said from the tub. “Yes, buddy, two times and we shall return.” Took my chances on a big jet plane, never that them tell you that there all the same.
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