So, I use Tweet Deck to follow certain groups via Twitter, from relationship experts to some sharp, witty moms and dads (you know who you are!). And it’s the folks who Tweet about being single parenting who really intrigue me.
Here’s an example of what I recently read on Twitter:
“Not sure if I’m single parenting or not but we’ll put it on our calendar!”
“Single parenting until Sunday night. Please send food and a charwoman.”
“Time to start my first night of single parenting.”
“Single parenting ends tomorrow!”
“Looking at 5 days of single parenting. The upside of it is that I get the whole bed to myself. The downside – insanity.”
As you can guess, none of the parents above are actually single. They’re married — and they’re Tweeting about being sans the hubby (or wife). Even if you’re not on Twitter, surely you’ve heard married folks complain like this. Say, at school or at the playground. Right?
So, I’m so curious to know:
Does their occasional whining bug you?
Or, do you feel empathy for them?
After all, clearly these married moms DO feel like single moms once in a while. Maybe their husbands travel often — or they commute long hours for work.
Let’s be honest here: I don’t feel like the same solo mom I’ve been for years, now that I’ve got that Lucky Guy to lean on. He has certainly helped me get through many stressful events since we started dating.
So, maybe I just need to keep my mouth shut and send these parents some kindness and understanding? What do you think?
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