How Do Single Moms Handle It All?Molly Thornberg
The last few months have been HELL around our neck of the woods. There are tons of happy positive things going on and I am too much of an optimist to not state that despite what is all going on in the present. Honestly folks, between the 3 surgeries that my husband has had (in the last 3 months) and 2 moves (we are finally in a home – see told you I have to point out the positive – I have a problem, I KNOW). It’s just well, crazy.
The husband’s time off from work has been to recover. He hasn’t been able to help unpack. Our house is full of boxes. Christmas is right around the corner and well, it looks like the gifts might just be wrapped in the Amazon boxes that they came in this year. My husband who has always been a get his hands dirty in the parenting business kind of dad just can’t do it. Healing and recovery requires no picking up our toddlers or bending down.
Our toddlers miss their dad. He is here, but they know he isn’t fully present. He just can’t be. I know this is hard for him. I miss him. I miss his help. There are days where I think, what in the world would I do without him. Days, actually that’s a lie. I think about it all the time. He is my everything and more – and that more is Father to my children. I am use to him co-parenting and being there 50/50.
The last 2 nights, I’ve been able to sneak out after the kids have gone down to get a little fresh air and attempt to do this Christmas thing. As stressful as these months have been, at least I can get away – even just for an hour or so. Many single moms don’t even get that.
Our current situation is crazy. But crossing fingers, all will go back to normal with my husband back in the parenting game.
Single moms, I applaud you. The roles that a mom plays are ginormous enough when you have a partner. Doing it on your own? KUDOS to you my friends.
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