The pitfalls of single parenting — even briefly
My son Thomas and I have been surviving on our own this past week as my wife, Barbara, left to visit our other son who is in college in Florida. Barbara left us in great shape.
Before leaving, she cleaned the house, changed the sheets on the bed, went to the store and stocked the fridge, washed all the clothes so they would be ready for us to wear, briefed me on his weekly schedule and even gave Thomas lunch money for the week so I wouldn’t forget.
Then she was gone. We were looking forward to the time by ourselves.
Just two guys doing guy stuff for seven days with only a couple of chores that needed to complete before Barbara got back.
We went to the gym and had breakfast together before school and work each day.
By the weekend, the weather wasn’t cooperating and our outdoor activities ...