Happy Memorial Day, everybody! And thanks to the many men and women in service of our country.
I would also like to take this time to acknowledge another group of people: Single parents. After doing my best to not be an ass for the 20 weeks since becoming a father, I cannot fathom trying to do it alone. This has been one of (if not THE) hardest thing I have ever done.
One of the things that has made it possible is having a partner that I can trust to have my back. A wingman to take some of the heat when the going gets a little too rough. When Von Bebe is squalling and has been for hours, I know that there is someone I can count on to give me a break if I need it. While I am aware that being a parent is a 25 hour a day job, it is a little easier knowing someone else is in it as deep as I am.
So (as I just pulled an assist with vomit cleanup on aisle one) I’d like to give a big shout out to all you single parents. My proverbial hat is off to you. I don’t know how you did/are doing it.