As a parent, that is. For many families, the division of household chores, responsibilities, parenting and discipline between all adults in the household is essential and seemingly the only way to get through the day.
Recently, my husband had to go out of town for 3 days. Bright and early on a Sunday morning, he left me to my own devices and with three VERY active and VERY opinionated young ladies. I know I am lucky. Many parents have no choice but to do this alone all the time. But, I still thought to myself how dare he? And how would I not completely lose my mind?
I was suddenly thrust into managing the house, the three children, all the minute-to-minute responsibilities that go along with that, without having my partner to trade off with me when I need to take a breath, discipline, or walk away.
So how can you manage all these responsibilities on your own?
This notion can be exceptionally overwhelming to already very busy parents, especially when we have not even factored in our work responsibilities, outside of the realm of children and house.
Over the course of my adult life, and more so since I’ve had children, I have become the queen of multi-tasking.
With great advice from others and my own life experience, I have learned how not to become too overwhelmed:
Advice of the day? Don’t sweat the small stuff. If it does not get done, the earth won’t stop turning. After all, there is always tomorrow. And we as parents all know that there will be a whole new ‘to do list’.
And kudos to all those moms and dads who are full-time single parents.
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