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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Single Motherhood Haunts Me

It's like a ghost, lurking around the corner. Alan will be working overtime, all the time, soon. Since his promotion, he will work even longer hours. Both he and I are getting nervous.

We divide the chores. I do most of the straightening. I put things where they belong. I track the grocery list. I clean out the frig. I decide when to pull out the winter hats and where to put them for the winter. He cleans. He does the dished and most of the laundry.

Then budget season hits. And it's all he can do to spend his rare free time with Ander.

We've decided to hire someone, at least ocassionally, to clean the house. Also, I am lining up sitters for those days when I can't get off of work on time, and daddy cannot be backup.

But I am still nervous. My business is doing well, if I can just be there to get stuff done. Which means balancing almost single motherhood, for a couple of months, with running a business. Scary.




Krumpledwhiskers said...

Wow! Single motherhood scares the heck out of me too! Let me tell you from my perspective that paying someone to come in and clean is worth every penny. We just started having someone come in once every 3-4 weeks and whatever notions I had of someone cleaning our house before are now gone. It's money well spent and we get to go play with Cady for 3-4 hours and come home to a clean house!

Anonymous said...

Let me know if you need any help with anything! We have only a few nights of football left for some tournaments that we will participate in, but other than that I'm pretty much available for whatever you need! Even if it's just for a few minutes of quiet at home.

Miss-buggy said...

I don't like being alone either. I don't get how single parents do it! Shudder....good luck!