Being a mother is not an easy job, being a single mother is not any easier!
As a single mother I struggle everyday with the choices of what is good or bad for my child, just like any mother, yet I have no significant other to discuss it with and to share the responsibility.
Mother's day is another one of those fabulous hallmark holidays where on tv all you see is...
-Father's bringing the mother's breakfast in bed
-Father and child making mommy something
-Father and child shopping together and surprising mommy...
See a trend here? Why can there not be a commercial where the single mother and her kids go shopping together for her mother's day gift.
I personally was dreading my first mother's day. While yes, my mother got me a card from my son. And yes, I did get a shirt as a gift from my grandparents, but it was just not the same.
I sat there watching most of my friends post on facebook about all the amazing things that their husbands were doing for them (i.e. taking care of the kids, letting them nap, taking them out , etc...) while I was sitting at home taking care of my 3 month old son and begging him to take a nap so that I could wash bottles and do laundry.
I have to say I was feeling pretty sorry for myself at this point. But than I came across a post by a wonderful woman over at Crap I've Made, called "on mothering". It was my inspiration!
She says at one point " I realized that this was my life for the next 20 years minimum and I had 2 choices. I could be miserable every day for 20 years, or I could learn to find joy."
It made me realize that I should learn to appreciate every day with my child and as my inspiring blogger stated, "Not gonna lie...at first it was a lot of effort and a lot of making conscious decisions. I'd find happiness in having a clean sink or showering before noon or whatever."
I know it won't be easy, but I'll be damned if I am going to let a tv commercial ruin mother's day for me!
With that said, I hope that all the single, married, & dating mothers had an amazing mother's day! I hope that you too find the joy in motherhood and share that joy with your children each and every day!
(p.s. Thanks char @ Crap I've made for the inspiring tutorials and mothers day post! Keep on rocking!)