Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Relationship? What the Hell is Wrong with Me?

I'm so out of my element here.

I guess I always have been.

A LOT of my friends are in my same situation.

Single Mom, trying to make it through.

It's a tough job.  We all do our best to make it the best possible situation for our kids.

Most of my friends are actively dating, going through heart-break and muddling through.


Heart-break, on top of my already chaotic schedule, does not seem like something I could deal with.

I have NO interest in on-line dating.  I have no time to deal with the drama of a relationships.  I will NOT  bring someone else into the fold to have an opinion on how my kids should be raised.

I feel like the weak one.

Everyone else seems to find the time to entertain a companion, and it's all I can do to deal with work and taking care of my kids.

I THINK I'm a good multi-tasker, but so many others seem to be juggling so many more balls.

Is it about knowing limits?

I made twice as much money when I was single but, now it's more important to be home for my kids.

I am their sole provider.  There is no other money coming in.  No Child Support, No Bank Trust.  No Savings.  It's Week to Week.

I could make more, but it would require sacrificing TIME, or moving away from their other parent. The kids are always with me or their dad.  No after school program, no babysitter.  THAT means more to me than the money.

What is wrong with me?

How do women find time to date and still take care of their kids?

What am I missing?