I completely missed that this was a holiday! (Probably too busy being a single parent) 😉 So in honor of today I am reposting my top 18 list of awesome things about being a single mom.
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- I decide what we have for supper. No one (who gets a vote) tells me “that’s not healthy enough” or, “what do you mean you’re too tired? What did you do today?” or my favorite “no, I’m just not in the mood for that”. Side note, I also get to decide when! 🙂
- I choose haircuts & if I want my little boy to have longish hair, no one tells me no. Or if I want bangs, I’m not disappointing anyone.
- I do not have to shave in the winter, unless I want to.
- No one has more authority than I do in my house.
- I don’t have to share the remote after 9pm… EVER
- My parenting philosophy is LAW, no one to compromise with.
- My house is as clean/dirty as I damn well want it to be.
- If I want to blow money on something, I don’t have to discuss it with anyone.
- I can leave clean laundry in a basket unfolded for weeks!
- Merchants have to talk to me, not “don’t you want me to just explain it to your husband, dear?”
- My bank account is the exact balance I left it at, always.
- If I decide we should not get dressed all weekend and watch movies and eat pizza in the living room cause it’s raining, no one judges me.
- There is no “I’m telling Dad”.
- If I get the opportunity to move for a promotion there is no one else’s career to consider.
- I don’t have to be nice to/pretend to like anyone’s lame, annoying friends. (Only my lame, annoying friends show up at my door. Love you guys, lol!)
- My stuff is always where I left it and organised the way I want it to be.
- I can decorate however the hell I want to. (there is a pink wall coming, I’ll tell you about that later lol)
- I get to be proud of what I am doing with no qualifiers, it’s just me, and I AM doing it, thank you.
I also found these cool little bits as well:
So, if you are a single parent, congrats! It’s your day! If you know someone who is doing it alone, take a minute today to tell them what a great job they are doing. I can promise you, having an adult say, “You are doing great, I am proud of you.” means sooo much to those of us who don’t have a partner to say it to us ever.
Oh, and maybe offer to babysit? 😉
However you celebrate, make sure you do. Have a great day all!