My Hero

by mssinglemama on January 28, 2009

I like to call Benjamin my hero.

Because he is. This little guy is my guy and my reason for doing all that I do, day in and day out. I wouldn’t have it any other way because at the end of every little storm he’s there waiting with a big sloppy kiss. But lately I can’t help but notice that Benjamin is growing up on me.

Today we had a snow day. My office, his school – both closed. Before I found out our office was closing I sent my co-workers this e-mail, thought I would share…

Benjamin has a snow day – that means I have to take one with him.

HA HA – SUCKERS!!!! Having kids is great – you should all go out and make one immediately!

I’m so professional. I love it. Not sure if anyone in my office found that e-mail as funny as I did, but it had me laughing for a good two minutes. I am such a dork for admitting that and sharing it. Please don’t make fun of me. And to all of my co-workers – thanks for putting up with me all of the time. I know I can be a pain in the ass.

After a morning and afternoon inside Benjamin and I finally broke through the ice sheet over my door and hopped outside to get to work.

While I shoveled (finally found one in my garage) Benjamin used his push cart to clear snow up and down the drive way. And while I heated up the car he spent a few minutes scraping the ice off of his form of transportation.

He’s also cleaning up after himself, serving himself juice, even helping me find things. But he still throws tantrums and needs tons of cuddling. It must be an odd place for a little man – on the verge of discovering so much.

Today while surfing through my archives I found this post – Prince Charming Can Kiss My Ass – it’s a little testament to Benjamin’s creation. Something you should read if you missed it… short but sweet and, as always, filled with some thought provoking questions.


And also, two of my dearest single parent blogging friends would appreciate a second or two of your time.

1. Visit

(For the love of saving some cash)

This is the pet project of my beloved Mommy Pie. She and I have been fans of each other’s blogs since way, way back – before most of you were even around. In fact I think there was a time when she and I were the only two people reading each other’s blogs. Her blog – unlike mine – will make you laugh out loud, every single day. The woman is hysterical.

(She’s also met a man, start here to see how and who).

So, back to Swap Mamas – it’s a social network for moms (and dads) who want to share their stuff. Easy as pie. Free stuff = good stuff. Join today and I’ll love you forever (so will Mommy Pie).

2. Give Matt Logelin a Bloggie

(For the love of beautiful blogging)

The Bloggies, awarded annually at SXSW Interactive in Austin, are to blogs as the Oscars are to movies. (Side note: I am planning on going to SXSW again this year – if any of you are, let me know so we can meet up).

Bloggies are reserved only for the best of the best, like Dooce and Pioneer Woman. And Matt, if he wins, would be the first single parent blogger to get the honor. I also – being a blog fanatic – believe that his is a true work of art and one of the best, if not the best, blogs I’ve ever read.

The deadline to vote is February 2nd… cast yours here – and please have your friends and family do so as well. It only takes a second. You’ll find Matt in the Best Topical Blog category.

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Sarah Morgan January 29, 2009 at 7:02 am

I found your site through Matt’s and am so glad – I love it!


littlemansmom January 29, 2009 at 7:15 am

I love that Ben is growing up to be such a wonderful boy right before your eyes….I know I marvel at littleman everytime he does a little something new…a little something more grownup….but even at almost 9 he too needs tons of cuddles (ok..ok…maybe *I* want the cuddles LOL)

Sadly though…they grow up TOO fast… (pout) treasure your moments….


Lisa D January 29, 2009 at 7:54 am

Benjamin is adorable! I love that pick of him clearing the snow off his bike! Too cute! I miss snow days!!! Hope you are thawing out!!


Sheila January 29, 2009 at 9:21 am

He is so sweet – love him. 🙂 Good job, mom.


~Monica January 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

It becomes SO awesome and enjoyable when they can start doing so much for themselves (and for you!) I’ve also been enjoying the huge increase in language (my guy is 3.5). We actually have REAL conversations now.

Lucas has that exact same tricycle – he has been riding it around the house all Fall/Winter (usually a loop around the couch).


noringsattached January 29, 2009 at 10:12 am

That picture of Benjamin is adorable!!! You are one lucky Mama!

My daughter always cracks up when I tell her she is my hero…for some reason she finds that hilarious..go figure?

And I already placed my vote for Matt-love his blog!


TJack January 29, 2009 at 11:29 am

I just stumbled on this site and I have some questions about dating a single mom. Could you tell me where to direct my question?


mommypie January 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I love your Benjamin — I swear he’s getting cuter every time I see a picture!

Thanks so much for the Swap Mamas plug — been up just a few days and going pretty well so far — of course, the more the merrier!

You’re awesome and I love you to pieces.


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