Okay, so the effects of single parenting have made me slightly bolder and a little more mouthy than usual……only because I can not believe how illogical people can be. How unaware people are when it comes to parenting in general. And when I mean people, I mean those single folks, or those folks whom parent part-time….getting the chance to have personal options through out their weeks and some of their weekends. I am not saying that full-time parents do not have an identity, but, we breathe…(((KIDS))) a majority of the time, and anything that is not juvenile, most likely has to be planned well in advance.
A friend (an attractive man) asked me this question one day: “What do you do on the weekends?” Answering honestly, without getting sarcastic…..”I read. I write. I drink coffee.” It is almost as if I should have had something exuberant to explain about my uneventful weekends. Before that treasured part of my weekend happens, I am up to my ankles in legos, losing Mario brother tournaments, making about 10 meals back to back, being told that I smell funny, pulling stuff out of my hair, doing daily scalp checks on my kid……(the lice these days have turned bionic! Thankfully, we have missed that scare.) Cleaning up unidentified wet spots off of the floor, enforcing the law, practicing elementary reading, hand washing super hero costumes……and this list just never ends. So, it is actually a continuation of my week, just UNORGANIZED!!!! 😀
A fine way to repel a man.