You own it! You get to make all the rules of the home or holiday, this can save so much headache, you don’t have to seek approval or worry about compromising, you can choose which amazing holiday destinations you want to visit and for how long, you get to decide how you travel, road, sea or air! Which attractions to see and activities to do on holiday, sounds like heaven to me! You have the final say in what goes.. or what doesn’t. Sweet!
When your child or children grow up, they will totally believe you were the real Super Mum or Super Dad during all those years of struggle; for money, during loneliness, hardships, full-time work, studying, puking on planes, exams, you name it, you will be the Super Hero at the end of the day, no matter what, and that’s priceless!
A child’s behavior can be negatively affected by adults arguing let alone the long-term psychological damage – It will either leave them crying or escaping for cover. Being a single parent with no one else in the home to challenge your decisions, you may happily continue to be that security blanket your children really need.
The National Sleep Foundation reported that sleeping two in a bed could cause you to lose 49 minutes of sleep per night. That is almost a whole hour of sleep!! Besides.. who sleeps straight? Its all about laying diagonally across the bed or relishing in the starfish sleeping style that makes my nights sleep perfect, every night.
Everyday you get to remind yourself that your brilliant children are all thanks to your hard work and efforts, all your inputs have come out into wonderfully behaved and rounded children full of life, you did that! Show yourself some love 🙂
You don’t feel like cooking, good for you, go get a take away, go out to a restaurant for a meal, no squabbles over ‘what’s for dinner’ you’re in charge, so make those decisions like the Boss you are!
Being a single parent we get the chance to make that connection to others in the same position, we reach out more readily to those in the same position as us, we live it and so do they, the connections are strong, make friends with other single parents and enjoy it!
You are able to involve your children in the decision making (only if YOU want to) Children become more capable and they become much more autonomous and keen to help you make decisions on things which directly concern them.
More work does not necessarily mean more work. You learn to manage things a thousand times better than before, you get to work smarter and NOT harder! Making the best use of your time, you become super efficient at it. Time management becomes a second nature, you prioritise and organise at a whole new level! Remember work smarter NOT harder 😉
The number 1 reason to celebrate being a single parent is that YOU are the role model, you are the hero in the eyes of your children and they will love you even more for that and especially as time goes on and they grow up, the respect will be enormous, smile and enjoy 😀
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