One day last week when my husband was gone all day and all evening I got my kid up, dressed, fed and out the door to preschool and managed to get myself to work on time too. On the same day I also picked him up from preschool, got his supper and mine, cleaned the kitchen, gave him a bath, put him in his pajamas, stuck him in the stroller and pulled on my rain coat and we took the dog for a walk. When we got home I put my son to bed and did some laundry before going to bed myself. I felt pretty accomplished and proud of myself that I did all that, but then I remembered lots of moms (and dads too) do this stuff everyday when their partners are away working in Alberta or at sea or because they are single parents by choice or circumstance.
So once again, I offer those parents my sincerest respect...
Parenting is hard work, but worth every minute.
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