I’m Not Going

I do it all. I try not to list the things that I do because then I may go into panic mode. Or better yet get back in bed and pull the covers over my head.

Tonight is Open House at the high school for Harrison and Sydney. First, it’s from 630-8:30 and in our home that’s wind down time for Syd.

Next, at open house I have to follow their schedule starting at 6:30 and rotating every fifteen minutes to the next class. I thought to myself I can’t be in two places at once. Tonight is the night you sign up for parent teacher conferences so I can’t miss.

There is no way I can do it all tonight by myself. I had to accept it and move on. I’m not going to stress and run to one class for Harrison and then find another for Syd. I’m not going to go to all of Harrison’s classes and not check in with Sydney’s new teachers.

I feel horrible, but relieved that I know that I’m not a terrible mom if I can’t make this happen. I’ll reach out by email today with their teachers. Hopefully I can sign up for conferences also.

The juggling, the struggles and the joys of being a single mom are like a roller coaster ride. Some days I’m screaming with joy and my hands are high in the sky. Other days I feel like I’m going to be sick to my stomach.

My aha moment came when I refused to make myself sick over not being enough or doing enough. Single moms we’ve got this. Even on the toughest days and darkest nights. Sometimes you have to say, “No, I will not be shaken by my circumstances.”

Love ya ladies,

~Brooke

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