Surprise! I'm a single parent


In the beginning
March 24, 2008, 7:17 pm
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of course I wasn’t always a single parent. I was cautious about parenting altogether. I was 30 before I had my first child. And I was cautious about being a solo mum. I was with my kids father for 15 years before I upped and left him. 

Now I’m a solo mum I find myself thinking about that title: what does it mean? In a way my kids have more parents than they did before. Their dad has gone from passive to active. And ‘single’ parent – that sounds far too NZ datingesque.

So proud owner of a dog and a HUGE mortgage and custodian of two kids I no longer pick up my ex’s socks and explain to a babysitter I need to book her cos I have no way of knowing if its good fishing weather or not. Im still sleeping on my side of the bed but there are some good books and the remotes on the other side – and guess what they don’t snore.

It has been the first summer of my singleness. Lawn keeps growing and I will learn mowing.




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  1.    BeeNZ 07.06.13 @ 11:18 pm      

    Love it! I have an inactive in the marriage (apart from work)now separated ex too. I also DID mow the lawn apart from everything else! Also still sleeping on my side of the bed but try at least start off in the middle – old habits die hard…

  2.    wordmonger 07.07.13 @ 3:54 pm      

    It’s six years on and I still have space on teh other side – but it’s a great place for books and things :-)



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