Thank God for February!

Thank God for February!

I’m not gonna lie, last month was a bit shit all in all.

Max has had issues with his chronic constipation, we’ve had snow, and I’ve had the flu and a chest infection. Oh! And yesterday I had a call from the school about Max having a temperature… it looks like he’s got the flu now too, which lead to an all-nighter by him last night. He’s also not managed a full week at school since they started back. *sigh*

So basically I’m glad it’s over. If January was a trial month, I’d not be subscribing to the rest of the damn year that’s for sure! I don’t think that’s how it goes though, right? I’m pinning my hopes on February being a better month. I mean, it can only go up from here, yes? YES!

There were some good bits to January though. Like I got much better results in uni than I expected with 84%… damn right I’m gonna brag about that! *flicks hair*

Zack’s report card came home and he’s basically killing it at high school across the board.

My parents and friends have been awesome at being supportive when I had a fair wobble about life after a week of fevers, chills and dizzy spells (bloody hate the flu!).

And I kept us all alive! I mean, we’re all breathing and everything! *ticks that off the list*

It was a hell of a few weeks though. This is when it’s hard being a single parent – when your kids are ill at the same time you are. There’s no one else to tag team with, or to make you a cuppa, or even just to sort of sit down together and tremble over the Day we’ve had once the kids are asleep. It’s all on me, and sometimes that’s overwhelming and quite frankly a bit on the depressing side.

But you keep going. You put one foot in front of the other.

You plaster a smile on your face for your kids and you put their favourite cartoons on, then you hide in the bathroom and have a big old ugly cry.

You order in more than you should, but your kids are fed and think you’re basically the best parent ever while you lie there wondering how you’re going to get upstairs to do the bedtime routine.

You do your absolute best to not be jealous of your friends who all have partners or big extended families to help out, and realise that actually, you’re a fucking amazing, bad ass, strong willed woman… handling all the shit you do by yourself.

And then you start to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and hold your head high again. Cause that’s just the way it goes.

 

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22 Comments

  1. February 1, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    I have utmost respect for ALL single moms. I really don’t know how you’ll do it
    Another heartfelt and lovely worded post from you. Hope you all feel better and here’s to a great Feb!

    • Marylin
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      February 1, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you lovely! Here’s hoping… it can only go up from here right? <3 x

  2. February 1, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    You are an amazing badass! Let’s hope the rest of the year is full of smiles, and healthiness! Xx

    • Marylin
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you my lovely! Takes one to know one! πŸ™‚ Here’s hoping it’s the same for both of us! xx

  3. February 1, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    I think you deserve an incredible February! Well done on the university results x

    • Marylin
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! I was quite gobsmacked to be honest! Definitely hoping for a Good February! πŸ™‚ x

  4. February 1, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    I am in awe of you! X

    • Marylin
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      Right back atcha my lovely! <3 xx

  5. February 2, 2018 / 2:27 am

    Sounds like you’re doing great! A mom can be a strong individual, but life’s not perfect. And the flu is probably the worst normal thing to happen to a mom. Hang in there!!

    • Marylin
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Oh tell me about it! Max still has a temp but seems fine in himself at least. πŸ™‚ xx

  6. February 2, 2018 / 6:42 am

    What a great post. January sucks, especially in terms of illness (we had the flu strike at our house too, knocks you out for ages doesn’t it?!) I’m glad you at least had such a brilliant uni result – I hope that took the sting out of it a bit. We’ll done for getting through it – here’s to February, and eventually, Spring!!

    • Marylin
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 10:35 am

      Oh Spring! It doesn’t feel too far away today with the sun streaming in the windows! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re all feeling better now lovely! xx

  7. February 2, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    January isn’t a great month. It will be good to get some sunshine and a bit of warmth. Hope February is a fantastic month and the bugs stay away x

    • Marylin
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      February 2, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks lovely! Just need to get Max well and then it’s all good. πŸ™‚ xx

  8. February 2, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    It seems like January 2018 was not a great month for pretty much everyone I know – but like you, I’m determined the rest of the year is going to be better! Much respect to you, though – parenting is hard enough to do when you are well and/or have a partner. Doing it all yourself (and a university course too!) – you are already Wonderwoman!
    Might be too chilly for those tights and padded knickers right now though…

    • Marylin
      Author
      February 2, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      LOL definitely too cold for them at the mo! πŸ˜‰ Thanks lovely… it’s been bloody hard, but we got through it! xx

  9. February 2, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Very much feeling this piece! Our January largely sucked too but we had a few good bits. Love the last few sentences. Let’s hope February is kinder xx

    • Marylin
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Thanks lovely! <3 January always seems to be a bit of a bastard of a month doesn't it? So glad it's over! x

  10. February 6, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    edone for handling all that yourself and on your uni results. You flick that hair!!

    • Marylin
      Author
      February 6, 2018 / 10:20 pm

      Thanks lovely! <3 x

  11. February 9, 2018 / 10:23 am

    You are quite literally super mum ❀️ I did single parenting for many years to three and my goodness it’s hard work, then illness hits! Let’s hope you two rock the rest of the year!

    • Marylin
      Author
      February 9, 2018 / 2:07 pm

      Just call me Wonder Woman! *flicks hair* LOL Seriously though, I don’t get everything done, like ever… it’s all about spinning plates and hoping not too many fall. πŸ˜‰ x

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