Yes I’m a single mom part 2:The importance of other single mom friends
It may seem like a really silly thing and maybe even a little discriminatory but if you’re a single mom I think it’s really important to have other single mom friends. In fact I was just thinking about that last night.
Me and my Bestie are both single moms. When we both lived in Arizona life wasn’t so lonely. Why? Because once a week we got together,made pizza for the kids,turned up the music loud and we just all hung out. Even when it was just the two of us we always had a good time.
(yes yes and we showed each other’s kids how to get a bit crazy and you can still have fun)
If one of us was encountering a new uncharted territory such as replacing a toilet…we would call the other one. Between the two of us (and usually a phone call to my dad) we’d get it figured out.
The other beauty of having a single mom for a best friend,our families became blended. Our kids would joke that they both had other mothers. Her dad became my dad and vica versa. Instead of having 4 kids we both had 8 kids. We would joke that there were my kids and my Mexican kids.She had her kids and her White kids. All 8 kids KNEW they could come to either one of us if they had a problem.We loved each others kids unconditionally.
Oh and when “I’m gonna be the lonely old cat lady for the rest of my life” moment struck at 3 am either one of us knew we could call the other with no repercussions.
It’s like guys in a bar,women at a scrap booking club,kids in a clubhouse. They get you. Even without saying a word I could just give my Bestie a look and she knew what I was thinking. Whether or not you want to admit it,you’re in a “club” for lack of a better word. So why make it something negative? Reach out find another single mom and forge an unbreakable friendship. I’m certain you won’t regret it.