I'm sorry you're sick. I hope you feel better soon.
When I got sick and there wasn't anyone to at least pick up fast food for the kids ~ that was the first negative experience I had being a single mom. I found that weird and kind of sad.
I really like what NG said: It IS hard to be a single parent! It's really hard when we have a set of parenting standards we've always lived by and now have to adjust them down to drastic levels which never would have been acceptable before.
I hope you get well soon!! Take care! I'm sending you a pm.
I know you feel bad, but the kids will be fine and they will never remember this one day. It won't even be a blip on their radar. Take care of you and if there is someone you can call, do so. I wish I'd been more willing to ask for and accept help when I was going through the divorce and my kids were 6,8, and 10.
It IS hard to be a single parent! It's really hard when we have a set of parenting standards we've always lived by and now have to adjust them down to drastic levels which never would have been acceptable before.
This has been the single hardest part about being divorced. I've been sep/div for almost 3.5 years now and am finally coming to terms with my guilty of not meeting my own standards.
Hugs! It will get better, I promise!
But fuck it, if the kiddo has to sit in front of the tv for one day while you are getting better...then that's ok. If they have to snack and eat microwaveable mac'n'cheese or cereal for one day...then that's ok.
Don't be hard on yourself. Single parenting is hard shit...get yourself camped out in front of the TV, wrap yourself up in a blankie, and get better.
I hope you feel better soon.
It could just as easily be that they got sick and had to cancel plans.
Don't try to be superwoman. No one is blaming you for being sick, so stop putting yourself through a guilt trip.
Trust me I have raised two very fine young men. I occasionally took care of myself and let them take care of themselves. They survived and thrived - so will yours.
Sending strength and peace.
One thing I try to remember being alone and feeling overwhelmed is to ask myself - what would really be all that different if WS (not some awesome H - but the H I had) was still there....? Sadly for me the answer was - not much. Even if I was sick, I was taking care of the kids. If they were sick - it was me. Not that comforting at the moment with pounding headache, but it helped later to adjust to the new normal.
Possible tip for a headache: when Ibprofen doesn't touch it - often an allergy pill will. (Mine are often sinus and weather change related.)
(((Coraline))) Feel better soon!