“Guess what, my partner is away with work this week. I’m doing the single parent thing - just like you!”
Whenever one of my lovely friends says the above sentence to me, I silently grimace.
No you’re not. It’s not their fault. Single-parenting from the outside seems pretty two-dimensional. But there’s a vast difference between caring near full-time for your children as a lone parent and having to look after them while your partner is away (though still on the end of the phone). So, sorry, well-meaning friends. When you tell me you’re playing at single parenting, you’ve got it totally wrong. Read More