As a single parent working full time and with my children 95% of the time, it doesn’t give me a lot of time to sit and relax or do anything for myself but I’m ok with that. Sure I’d love to have more time but when I think about more time @alone or when they are with their father, I just want them with me.
I am not really an emotional person but my patience is very limited and holy hell can I get angry. I try my best to keep it away from the kids but honestly, they are 70% of the reason I get mad 😂🤣 but I love them to death.
After spending two days of our Family Day weekend at Kidpalooza and @ontariosciencecentre, I had dropped the kids off to their dad. My son cried and I could see my daughter starting to tear up. It broke my heart but they deserve to all see each other.
After the drop off, I felt the urge to get some drinks and just binge watch TV. Rather, I came home, opened a can of @thepopshoppe_hardsoda and watch those “cry because it’s happy” type videos and hide behind my drink. Then I put the phone down and allowed myself to cry from pain. I haven’t cried since I left my ex-husband and I needed it.
Doing this single parent thing is exhausting and financially draining but as hard as it is, as frustrating as the terrible two boy tantrums are, I love being their mom. I love teaching them and watching them learn and grow. I give them the best when I don’t have the best. I know I am the best mom for them to teach them to grow into amazing and kind children then adults.
Tonight I needed this. I needed these drinks and I needed this cry....and you know...that’s ok. Parents (even those who are not single) deserve to break down once in a while. Cry it out! The weight (at least a bunch of it) has lifted. #icandothis
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