Short summary of a day in the life of a single mom

12 Aug

My day:

Wake up at 7 am, get both kids up and ready for school, screech into the parking lot at 7:49 (a minute before school starts), and immediately head to an 8 am appointment.  Run errands, start a huge facebook debate, pay bills with checks which should be good by the time they go through, come home and clean.

Head back to get Nate at 11:30, run another errand, go out to eat, watch old ladies ooo and aahh over my precious little boy, promote my friend’s cake business, go by my cousin’s to drop him off some lunch, realize I forgot to go by the church and sign my daughter’s permission slip to ride the church van, head back uptown, go by a friend’s to visit so that I don’t have to drive all the way into the country just to turn around and get Jade from school in 30 minutes.

At Manna’s Nate tortures her dog, plays with her kids’ toys, and begs not to leave.  The heat index is over 115 degrees.  We line up to get Jade, which takes 30 minutes to do.

On the way home, Nate starts singing to the top of his lungs, a song he made up himself about Manna’s dog, Popo.  In an effort to drown him out, Jade starts singing a song too, an Old Crow song and the lyrics she’s screaming are, “Tell it to me, tell it to me, drink ya corn liquor let the cocaine be…” and then Nate starts screaming “TAKE HER BACK TO SCHOOL AND LEAVE HER THERE, MOMMY!!”

When we get in, we do homework, and I have to keep the kids from jumping on the furniture.  “Could y’all go play in your rooms for a minute?” I ask, “Mommy’s nerves are kinda shot.”

My dad: “Why?  You haven’t done anything today, have you?”

*Grumble grumble grumble…*

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2 Responses to “Short summary of a day in the life of a single mom”

  1. AT August 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    Haha, thanks for the sneak preview. Your kids are so much fun. I miss hangin’ out with yall.

    We did have a pretty awesome FB debate today.

  2. stardust August 13, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    Sometimes I think men say shit like that just to get women like you riled up.

    I am not a single mom by any means. However, there are some weeks where Nick will close (not get home until after 3:00 a.m.) in a row. Those times when I have to do everything by myself suck.

    My mom was a single mom for a while. I have the utmost respect for single mommies. You’re fab!

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