I don’t mean to be rude but…..Posted: June 26, 2016 Filed under: LOVE, MARRIAGE, Single Motherhood | Tags: blessed, escapism, grateful, I've heard it all before, lucky, Madonna - Sorry, Norway, single mother holiday, single mother sanity, single mothers chasing vikings, single mummies, solo parenting, travel 3 Comments
When married people say,
“My husband/spouse/ball and chain is away for a weekend, a week or three months, so I’m a single parent,” I grit my teeth.
No, you’re not. Your partner, though absent, is still contributing financially and emotionally to the other partner’s well being and that of the children. and when the absent partner returns they often do things that compensate for their absence. Single parenting with no other parent helping financially, mentally and emotionally on a day to day basis is not how children should be raised. It’s too much stress on one person.
Stress makes us humans crazy and sick, so my oldest childhood friend and I, who is also a single mum, have escaped. By the time you read this we will be somewhere in Norway searching the fjords for strapping vikings. Our dear friend bought us air tickets so we could attend his wedding in Oslo. I won the lottery when it comes to the wealth of my friendships. Skal!
Motherhood is not what you gave up to have your kids, but what you gained from having them
So so true. Single parenting when the absent parent is a total asshat is bloody fkning hard. But awesome friends who buy you tickets to Norway are brilliant. Enjoy every minute gorgeous. X
Hope you had a wonderful time, Louie. You certainly deserved to be shouted tickets to attend a viking wedding!!! xoxox
Thank you darling. It’s been wonderful xx