Solo Parenting


Having been a military wife since day #1 of being married I've grown used to the weeks of training here and there that comes up. I never enjoy them, but they also stopped phasing me a couple years ago. Then our kid came along and toddlerhood hit and even when my hubby isn't away I'm consistently mentally as well as physically exhausted by the end of each day. Because raising a human is oh so fun, but hard work, yo. Well you can now consider me fully phased because we're about to wrap up three weeks of solo parenting before we get hit with another sixish and let me tell you, it's a test of the spirit ya'll. I mean holla if you love your kid but you also need to be away from them for a little bit each day.
*Shout out to all my ladies who are the real deal, single mom, working and being a mom day in and day out. Ya'll are the real MVP's and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.*

These last couple of weeks I've had several "mom.of.the.year" moments which in reality means 'not so mom of the year' because I bombed at parenting - twice in about two hours my child ended up in her own bodily fluids that were a direct result of my brain basically checking out after firing on all parenting cylinders for so long. It was a hilarious sort of humbling because I like to think I've got a handle on this mom thing by now, but clearly the ingested spoiled milk says otherwise. Whoops.

All that being said, I like to give credit where it's due and solo parenting isn't all cons. It helped remind me what a killer dad my husband is and that I probably need to give him more credit than I already do, because he makes so many things a hundred times easier on me. I mean honestly I think I highly recommend this as a necessary exercise for all parents when they start to think they are doing all the work. Wait, what? I think I may just have to write a book since I'm such an expert.


I'm going to continue to ponder that one over my glass of wine.
Although by the time I publish this it'll be morning and I'll have a very large mug of coffee in hand. Promise.

How do you survive bouts of solo parenting ya'll?
Mine are friends, large mugs of coffee and equally large glasses of wine and pixar movie nights.

3 comments:

  1. single parents make the world go round. if the world was run by single moms, it would be SO efficient world peace would be achieved within a week and the world water crisis would be fixed in two weeks. you're a champ for being a fierce "single mommy" while Barry is away.

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  2. You're amazing, Emily! You see the big picture, and wow, is that important and inspiring! Sure, you have your days ... how could you not? But you work at seeing with the right perspective. Thank you! ... You're right. When the hubby is gone, it DOES help us see how much help they really are. Hang in there! I am praying for you. Love ya bunches!!!

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  3. Hi, Emily.
    You were a great mom
    Thankyou for inspire me this morning

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