Kel left for a conference this morning around 11:00 and I’m trying to get into the solo parent mindset. I’ve found I have to approaches to parenting solo:
First there’s wussy woman:
“Woe is me, I’m SO depressed, what on EARTH am I going to do with a 1 & 3 yr old all by myself for the next 80 hours? (yes I have it down to hours) We’re going to have to watch 6 movies a day and eat nothing but popcorn as I walk around in my bathrobe and sulk.”
The opposite side of this coin is super lady
“I got this, I got this hard core! I’m not only going to parent the crap out of my kids but I’ll reorganize ALL the closets and cupboards, teach the kids how to make both noodle necklaces AND potholders. Additionally, if I’m going to be on my own I need to learn how to use the power tools in the garage as well as the lawn mower.”
These two inner selves are so opposite that I’m expecting a multiple personality diagnosis within hours after I post this. Just call me Cybil.
I have many friends who are single moms every day of their lives so I feel like I have no business whining. They do it solo every day, I think I can manage three. These women are astounding and deserve massages, gourmet dinners, free babysitting and mocha truffles. Single Moms, I am in awe.