I, for one, get way too independent for my own good.
Last night as I was dishing up dinner, Magoo went very quiet.
As any toddler Mum knows this is highly unusual and needs to be investigated as it usually spells M-E-S-S or the like.
Here's what I found.
a) gazing sadly out the door as he watches his little friend across the road squeal and run to welcome her Daddy home from work;
b) bringing a tear to my eye;
c) breaking my heart;
d) all of the above?
I think I would have rathered a delightful Pro Hart style collage of toothpaste, make up and conditioner all over the bathroom floor.
I am well aware that many families / women / children cope beautifully with a part time family structure and it's probably a flaw in my character that I don't (want to).
I am well aware that many women single parent on a full time basis and I am absolutely in awe of them.
I am also well aware of the alarmingly high rate of marriage breakdowns within my school community which is largely a 'fly in - fly out' population. And I have never understood this correlation more than at this time.
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