Hat off to social services, they’ve really come up trumps.

How can I begin to show my appreciation of the support they provide?

I have never envied divorced people the trauma they have endured, and often continue to endure. I have never envied them the negative impact on the children or other relationships, the juggling of family, the depth of feeling of hurt or rejection. Just occasionally, however, I have envied my single-mother-through-divorce friends that bit of time to themselves which comes when the child goes to spend part of the weekend with their father. Now I am to have that.

For six months (then reviewed) I am to have one day (or the equivalent) with each boy on their own every month so I we can have some real quality time together and nurture those relationships which currently get squeezed out with running round after one or the other of them.

And for one day a month, I am to have a day or the equivalent just for me.. a self pampering day, a day when I can wander the shops without moaning children, a day when I can meet with friends without them having to entertain the Smudgelets too, a day when I can lie on the beach and read my book without having to solve disputes over which bucket and spade belongs to which.

Tiny twinge of guilt, but mostly YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !

Now only one small problem….. I still haven’t got a babysitter for tonight – my first night out in months. Anyone free this evening for a few hours?

2 thoughts on “Wow

  1. Time to yourself is precious, but all to often a rare comodity. Not busy this evening, but it’s a bit far, unless you can arrange super fast transport. 🙂

    You could try my friend at B****stone!

  2. This sounds good for you – at long last.

    Let’s hope that nothing gets in the way of the time for yourself.

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