Yes, there are downsides to being a single mom.
We have to cook every meal, change every diaper, deal with every tantrum and clean every room – every day, 365 days a year. But I absolutely love being a single mom. Why? Because I’m happy. I don’t really know how to explain it but I’ll try…this no husband thing really isn’t that bad.
Here’s my single moms have everything checklist:
5. Reliable babysitter
What am I missing? Hmmmm…. oh yeah, a man. Oh yeah…
7. Cute, adorable boyfriend who treats you like queen but doesn’t get in your way (this part is a bit risky sooo….)
8. Good judgement (go with the nerds).
So, why not just enjoy it?
There are so many married women right now, out there working their asses off, taking care of their kids AND taking care of their husbands. Call me a man-hater, but imagine convincing a single mom to trade or risk this – contentment, resolve and freedom – for you.
Are you happy being a single mom? Do you even want to get married again?
****UPDATE **** and for the record.
I’m not sure if I want to get married again, because I don’t have time to think about it. Please read some very interesting comments below between Jim and Dad’s House – two single fathers raising some very serious issues to this post. I don’t mean to gloat in my single parenthood. Just trying to make the best of the hand Benjamin and I were dealt. And in my opinion, compared to being with my ex-husband, it’s a fine hand.