To Single Parents Everywhere

I’m home alone with the children this weekend, as my wife is out of town. What I thought was seasonal allergies has instead become a full-blown cold. I don’t feel well at all.

I’ve cancelled one of the kids’ weekend activities, but I will still be driving them around to some sports lessons this morning and am in charge of their meals.

Now, I’m lucky. These are “first-world problems,” I know. If I don’t have the energy to cook, I just call a pizza place or a restaurant delivery service. We have the money to do so.

This experience, though, makes me wonder as to how single parents do this job, day after day. And, if the single parent is working at a series of minimum wage jobs, how do they keep their sanity and create a great homelife for their kids? My guess is that many don’t.

So, here’s a personal nod to single moms and dads everywhere. I do not know what you’re going through. But, I want to say that I admire your mental toughness. I hope your children are showing their gratitude to you. I hope you hang in there.

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