playng with toddler

Lauren - posted on 01/24/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am a single parent full time and also work two jobs about 46 hours a week. When I have my days off its when I have to clean and just relax and spend time with my daughter. But my daughter who is 3 first thing in the morning wants me in her room playing and doing puzzles and just everything with her. I'm not going to lie sometimes I just want to sit on the couch and relax with a show I never get to watch or get the house clean. I feel I'm being selfish and will not be as close with my daughter if I don't go play with her. Now don't get me wrong I play with her take her to the park to dance class we cuddle and read but I seem to hurt her feelings when I can't be in her room every time she wants it. Does anyone else have this problem or am I being completely selfish. Is there anyone else who works two jobs is 100 percent single parent and have all the financial and cleaning responsibility that can relate to my situation?


Amy - posted on 01/24/2015




I am not going through this in my own life, but from an outsiders perspective and someone who has been close to a lot of single moms, explaining the same scenarios, I think you are doing an amazing job! For the simple fact that you are working two jobs to support her and giving her the opportunity to go to dance class is commendable. How old is she? As long as you put her first when you are off work, get some quality time in, their is nothing wrong with having to do your own things after, even if she feels "sad". The most important thing to remember is to take care of yourself TOO. She needs a strong, happy, confident mommy to look up to, and you can only get their if you meet some of your own needs too. This I am still learning myself. haha

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