I don't pretend that one week here and there gives me any insight into being a sole parent, because a) my week "on" with Snail and Smash was finished today when they head to school (and after school, to their mother's), and b) DinnerDad is coming back next week, so it's finite. But I do wanna pause to say - holy crap that was a lot of work!
Its just tiring, being IT. Knowing if you don't do it, no one will. And then your kids will be dirty, unfed and freeze to death (or something). On this point, having a Snail is very hard (readers with disabled kids will be agreeing right now). She's heavy. She doesn't help
The second part (of my meandering point) is how lonely being IT it is. It's lonely. Us humans need to debrief, to share with others. In our society we partner up in pairs (usually) to get this need filled. Not being able to debrief, to release some of the pressure valve, or just to bore someone stupid with the minutiae of your day (where they have to at least pretend to care) makes things harder. I mean, I've talked to DinnerDad on the phone, and on Skype, but with all the kids going nuts and things being busy, it's just not the same. It's lonely. I think, to some extent, being a parent at home is a tad lonely most of the time, even if you have a present partner, to be honest.
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