How Do They Do It? August 2, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in life.
How does a single parent raise a kid? It takes Paula and I almost all our waking hours (ops, like right now – she just woke up! Ok. Back, after 40 minutes of feeding and diaper change!). I run the night. I basically end up staying up until 6 am running interference: Paula only gets woken up when Julia needs a feeding. Paula does the same in the mornings so I can get my sleep. In the afternoon we have time together to go out shopping, or sometimes get a drink or relax for an hour, the three of us together. But I barely have time to answer my email, let along think about new and exciting things! If I or Paula was a single parent there is no way! And even if we were two and one had to go back to work right away it would be difficult (thank goodness we aren’t teaching right now!). I don’t know, maybe I’m just a whimp. But I don’t get it!