10 Things I have learnt being a Single Mum
With being a single parent for the last ten years I have learnt a few things I might never have learnt if I was still married.
1 – I learnt that even though life has moved on from the Victorian era, some people’s views haven’t moved with it. Negatively and prejudices against single mums is still out there.
2 – I learnt that I am a lot stronger than I ever thought I was.
3 – I learnt that there a lot of DIY jobs that I, as a woman, can actually do. I won’t be fobbed off with its man’s job again.
4 – I learnt that no matter how much I try there are things I will never understand or be interested in with cars being one of them. Hurray shouts my local garage.
5 – When life seems really hard there are friends that go beyond the call of duty. It’s so important to have a network of friends.
6 – Beans on toast every night is ok, right?
7 – They are days when you think you’re not going to make to the end of the day and days when you think you can take on the world.
8 – I’ve learnt that children can survive divorce.
9 – I’ve learnt that they are days I crave salience and days I hate salience.
10 – That it doesn’t necessarily get easier just the challenges change daily.
I asked the children if they have learnt anything in the last 10 years and this is their contribution.
Daughter – having two homes means you have to be more organised as otherwise your favourite jeans are at one parent when you want to wear them.
Son – having two bedrooms means you get nagged to keep two bedrooms tidy.
I have just added 12 Things I have learnt raising a son do have a read.