I’d like to use Day 4 to talk to all the other single parents out there. I’m a single mom of five children, and yes at times they do drive me completely batty. They argue and they fight and they can’t share things, even though three of them are 12 and older. I sometimes feel like wanting to pull my hair out or run away and hide in the closet with a bottle of wine. I have my four oldest all the time except for they go to my parents house for the weekend once a month. And my youngest will go to his dads house once in a while but not very often or consistently. While this job as a single mother can be tiring and exhausting to do by yourself, I honestly wouldn’t trade it for the world. My children have taught me so much about myself and have shown me how to grow into the person I am today. We figure things out together, we laugh or cry together, and while yes they may swear up-and-down that they don’t like each other; they won’t allow anyone else to pick on one of them at school.
So all you other single parents out there who feel as if your world is collapsing in on yourself, stay strong and know that it is all worth it. You’re giving your children the best life you can give them and showing them how to be strong. You’re showing them that one person can do anything. If any of you single moms or dads out there need someone to talk to, please send me a message. Even if it’s only to vent about your day; I’ll be there to listen. You are amazing. You are strong. You can do anything and you are inspiring your children. Single parents are amazing!