Not to pat my own back or anything…but I’ve become quite adept at the whole single mom thing this past year. I had lots of practice, as even when we were together the kids’ dad worked out of town a lot, so I was solo-parenting much of Makenna’s first few years as well.
Today the kids were a bit under the weather, so other than a trip to see our chiropractor, we stuck pretty close to home. A few random, mundane things I noted today, that would just be so much easier with another parent around…
- Tending to 2 feverish kids waking during the night at the same time.
- After washing the bedding, putting the heavy duvet back into the awkward duvet cover properly.
- Running into the grocery store for one quick thing would be heaven without having to lug 2 kids in (1 of whom is still in his infant car seat and heavier than heck).
Apparently today is dubbed as ‘blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year. I get it…winter has droned for a few months now, the ‘fun’ part of winter is over (Christmas and the holidays), and (especially in the colder/snowier places in Canada) it’s still a good 4+ months until spring really arrives. (I must say that living on Vancouver Island does have some climate related perks!). However…I didn’t mean to do this…but a quick Wikipedia search tells me that it’s all a farce. The formula used to calculate the day is “nonsense” and “pseudoscience”. Haha. I guess it’s just something to validate the feelings of those feeling a bit down at this time of year.
However…totally didn’t mean to go on about that!…all that to say, even though I’ve got a couple of sick kids and some might assume my current ‘circumstances’ are rather undesirable… there’s certainly no blue Monday feelings happening over here. This mama’s feeling good, and hopefully the 2 little rug rats sleep well and wake up feeling more like themselves. Makenna might just ‘die’ (her words) if she’s unable to go to preschool tomorrow. And this single mama would love to do the grocery shopping while I have just 1 kid to haul around 🙂