Emily - posted on 07/12/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am feeling pretty wiped out lately. My baby is so incredibly beautiful, and he's one of the most easygoing babies around. I get a lot of compliments on how happy he is. So it's not like I have it that hard as a single mom.... but I am just exhausted.
The hard part about single mothering isn't the moment-by-moment stuff. I can cook with a baby on my hip with the best of 'em, and I have our whole morning routine worked out so that I am done in the bathroom before he's sick of his exersaucer. The hard part about single mothering is never having a break, never having the dad around to soothe the crying baby when he won't go to sleep or change his diaper or trim his nails. I feel guilty even wanting a break... he's so perfect, and I'm so lucky to have him... and I don't actually want more time away from him than I already have (I work full time).
I'm just tired, and I need a way to get the energy I need and fulfill myself in the midst of single parenting. How do you recharge as a single mom, with no dad around to watch the kiddo so you can take a bath or go on a walk?
Thanks - Emily