Anyone else feel like they are a single parent when they aren't 'single'? Chet works A LOT.. I'm not complaining, he does what he has to do in order to put food on the table and allow me to stay home. He is on 24/7 call so we don't really ever know what will happen when. For example, he came home from work last Tuesday and told me he would probably be leaving Wednesday to go offshore. Not even 10 minutes later his phone rings, it's his boss. They need him to get out to the dock ASAP to go offshore. Fine, whatever... He gets home late Thursday night, tells me there is a job going on a few hours away that he may have to go on Saturday. Okay, I can deal with that.... Gets a phone call Friday morning, they need him to go on that job ASAP (everything seems to be ASAP with these people). He didn't even get to stay home 24 hours! Now he is gone for who knows how long.
See I went off on a tangent. My point is, even though I am not single I often feel like a single parent. I have to be both Mom and Dad most of the time. I am left on my own to get all of the kids to their doctor appointments, playdates and other activities. Right now it's summer so there is not much going on, but this is year round. I think the worst part is trying to comfort the kids when they are crying for their daddy. They want to know when he will be home and I can't give them a definite answer.