Friday night was a great night! The kids and I met some friends at the bowling alley for Rock N Bowl. The kids had a blast! It was a great family night. After which Grandma took the kids home for me and the adults went out for a bit without the little people. It was nice to have a night off, even if it was only for a couple hours away from everyday responsibilities.
As a single mom people do not realize that for most of us mothering/parenting is a full time job ontop of the fact that we have to work for a living as well. So it was nice to get away for a few hours.
Like any single parent my days are about the kids. Homework, meals, laundry so they have clean clothes to wear, playing on the floor with Little Man, reading stories or watching movies. Driving to school functions or to playdates. Going to the school to drop off the forgotten flute, backpack or jacket. Among many more little and not so little things. I love this aspect of my life and I would not change being a mother (single or not) for anything. However, we all need a few hours to ourselves. I may not get it once a week or even once a month as a single parent, but when I do get it I enjoy it. Even if a small part of me is wondering if the kids are alright! :)
I think we single moms (or dads), especially those of us who are full time single parents should make it a goal to spend at least 30 minutes a day doing our own thing (of course for me this is either after they go to bed or during Little Man's nap time while the older ones are at school. This time could be spent doing your nails, pedicure, reading a book, or whatever it is that makes you happy and does not involve housework, work or parenting. :) Just make sure that the little people are safe for that 30 minutes otherwise your relaxing 30 minutes will not be all that relaxing! :)
Hope that all is well with you in your world!
Until next time....