The other day a friend tagged me in a post on social media. The post was written through the eyes of a single parent. Being a single parent isn’t something I think about all the time, its just something I do. However, it does cross my mind. It isn't something I am bothered by, I figure my path lead me this way. There are times when others point out things that I don't always get done within my week. Sometimes the person questioning me works from home, doesn’t work or is married/has a partner. I think that people lose sight that when they are married or in a relationship, they have someone who helps them in someway. They have a person to discuss dinner ideas, vacation ideas, what to fix in the house next, someone to share the driving to and from kid functions. I get to have all of those discussions with myself. Sometimes, I think that other people have more of a problem with my single parenthood than I do.
So when you ask me – why aren’t you dating, why didn’t you fix your washing machine yet, do your taxes, plan meals, are still doing laundry, you paid a bill late and so on and so on. Just remember, I am doing the job of two people. I am the only one who does the grocery shopping, laundry, reviewing school papers, driving to and from all sports practices, and making sure all the daily responsibilities are done. Please know this is not a complaint, I love my children and I would have it no other way. But before you decide to judge me on what I am doing or not doing to your standards, please take a look through my lens.