Diary of a Single Mom # 2: On Single Parenting…A Typical Day….
(Whatever fate has brought you, feel the bliss)
What are the obligations of a single mom? I don’t know about others but I take mine seriously. Early in the morning, I would wake up and prepare breakfast, the lunch boxes and the uniforms. Then I would wake up the kids, greeting them “good morning!”. I let them have short playing time as they take their shower and just chide them to finish when I feel they are staying inside the bathroom too long. I let them change into their uniforms and check on them afterwards. I never forget the powder and the perfume. I love the clean scent on my kids.
I let them carry their stuff to the car and off we go to school, singing along with our favorite tune (One Day by Akon and Matisyahu, swear it over again, she will be loved, today my life begins, sometimes we do 2-0-1-2/ dj got us falling in love).
I go to the office afterwards.
I don’t usually call the school to check on the kids. I had to trust the teachers, calling them from time to time will disrupt their activities. Teachers, after all, are the kids’ second parents… “in loco parenti”. They call me when my kids have concerns and that’s it.
After school, I fetch them, letting them share stories of events at school that day. Upon reaching home, I prepare the food while they change into their sleeping clothes. We joke around over dinner. After one hour of doing assignments or TV or computer time, I tuck them to bed, never forgetting the “good nights” and “I love you’s. We pray together for happiness, protection and good health.
As I lay down on my bed, I thank God for giving me the strength and the will to do everything within the day….My life is not perfect but the bliss I feel is close to perfection…
I am empty on one side but definitely very full on the other side… if you know what i mean…