Monday, February 09, 2009

"All The Single Parents... Now Put Your Hands Up"

Tonight's Monday Musings is talking to YOU!

My girl Cathi will co-host my upcoming Child Rearing 101 episode on Single Parenting and you don't want to miss it.

No seriously, you don't want to, because we know it's hard as hell to raise kids on your own, and we know that many days you sit and wonder- "What if I didn't have them?" and then feel guilty about thinking that, and that some days you go without (food, new clothes, a night out) because the kids need (to eat, get new clothes, go on a school trip) and their needs come before your own.

And we know that at least once you've been on that verge of throwing them across the room and donning that proverbial orange jumpsuit because, dammit, you just can't take it anymore.

Trust us, we know.

And while Cathi's parents are still happily married, my mom remains as single as when I was a kid, so I also know what it's like to be the kid of a single parent: mad at being put in charge of Mari for what felt like 24/7; never getting any help with homework; hardly ever seeing my mom because she worked in the City; doing without, eating no frills government food, having to take job after job while other kids my age got an allowance and just chilled.

Trust me, I know.

So tune in tonight, if for no other reason than to know that you're not the only one out there going through it.

*smooches...because I know you need it*
and don't even get me started on how it affects your love life... woo lord...

if you have any questions you want us to help with on tonight's show, feel free to ask in the comments. And no worries- I accept anonymous comments here :D