Thursday, August 30, 2012

Embrace the FREEDOM

I think it is time to highlight the perks of being Single and a Single/Only Parent. I have done similar post, but it is always good to reiterate the positive!

You see this bed? That is my bed (or at least my sheet set!). There are many like it, but this is mine! All mine… I can sleep in the middle, diagonally, curled up in the middle, flailed out or any which way I please. I am ALWAYS on my side and do not have to worry about waking anyone up when I roll over. I am no longer in danger of being accidentally kicked of hit in the middle of the night by a renegade appendage. No snoring will keep me awake and nobody else will be setting alarm clocks on my night stand. Damn it feels good to be gansta! Am I right? I own that little peaceful rectangle of comfort and I make the rules! Another great thing is that I no longer have to worry about stinky man sheets. I still wash my sheets on the regular of course, but they never actually STINK. The last and final benefit of having my very own bed is not having to worry about being awaken late at night or in the very, very early hours to the advances of some dude who wants to get frisky. Don’t get me wrong once upon a time this might have been fun from time to time, but as a mother and someone who gets up at 5:30am every morning… well let’s just say I am not interested, like ever.

In a nutshell, I love my bed. I put girlie sheet sets on it and sleep in whatever position pleases me. It is a beautiful thing.

My schedule:
I no longer have to worry about keeping another adult’s schedule (as a minor I do not count Nugget cause I can technically make choices for her.) I do not have to align my free time to match another’s or schedule what time we eat based on when we are all home from work. Only one family (mostly) so there is never the “Who’s house for Christmas/Thanksgiving/Easter?” debacle. No shuffling around! Face it Holidays can be stressful enough, I am happy to go to one place and then head home.

I shave my legs when I want.
I wear make-up when I want.
I dress up when I want and I chill in my jammies when I want.
What’s for dinner? Whatever the HELL I want bitch! BAM!!

Embrace your freedom. Enjoy it and cherish it. Once a week serve yourself a fancy dinner on your nice china or get expensive take out and eat it out of a plastic container. It’s your world baby!


Ashley from Life Begins @ 23 said...

I couldn't agree more! I love singledom! :)

Gina Elder said...

I'm so thankful to have stumbled upon your blog! I am in a very similar situation and like you, I enjoy being single. My ex-husband is serving a 40 year sentence for the same thing; however, I was pregnant with our fifth child at the time. The drastic change inspired me to begin a blog, too! You can find me at

I'm also listed at, which is where I found you! :)

Glad to have 'met' you. Love your blog!

Stephanie said...

Best post ever!!! LOVE IT!

Abigail N said...

OMG I have been reading your blog for the last couple hour,its like you are in my head,love it.As a single parent with a 17mths old I understand your situation perfectly.You go girl,do enjoy.much love and support -AHAPPYSINGLEPARENT