Being a single mother and co-parenting with your child’s father presents its own unique set of challenges. Single parents have to consider things coupled parents do not. Like, “Which parent will my child spend Christmas with?” Or, “Can I increase child support due to inflation?” But nothing prepared me for what happened the other day…
So my daughter’s father lives a few hours away. When he wants to spend time with her, he drives to my house to pick her up. My daughter is a clever piece of pie. She knows that when the doorbell rings, it’s time to visit Daddy.
Baby Daddy had just dropped my daughter off with me and would be picking her up the next week. She and I were watching TV together that evening. It was getting close to dinner time, so I went into the kitchen to get my baby and I something to eat.
My daughter was caught doing what any toddler of devout Pentecostal and Baptist parents would do when presented with food…
Can I get an AMEN? 😉
Christian women love comparing themselves to Proverbs 31. I think I would, too. Except Mrs. Proverbs 31 is a wife and I’m not. I’m a single mother. Some days it hurts knowing that I don’t have the perfect family. After all, no little girl says, “I wanna be a baby mama when I grow up.” But I do try to live a life as close to the Bible as possible.
Not just for me, but for my Nugget. I can’t raise her to love the Word if I’m living like a heathen. So I take the Bible and incorporate it into my life as best I can. Hoping that somewhere along the way my daughter will see the importance of following Christ. If I fail in every other area, at least she’ll have Jesus- which is really all she needs. Until then…
The Baby Mama of Noble Character
Based on Proverbs 31:10-31
There are two schools of thought when it comes to motherhood. We can choose to either be the b*tch or the best friend. I aim to be an appropriate combination of the two. I want to be firm, but fair- and a little fun. Like Albus Dumbledore. Unfortunately, I’m more McGonagall.
This gets magnified when my baby and I are around her grandparents or great grandparents.
So me and my daughter’s family were all at a restaurant last night.
Me, being firm but fair and a little fun: Here’s the kid’s menu and two crayons. Want to color Mommy a picture? 😀
My Daughter: Yeah! *Colors*
Then she drops one of the two crayons. Me, not wanting to deny my belly fruit the luxury of two crayons, bends over and picks up the crayon and hands it to her.
Me: Here you go, you cute little piece of pie. 🙂
I’ve learned that I’m a lazy parent who loves crude comedy and Southern stereotypes.
On some real, though…
BabyFirst TV is friggin’ awesome! Both the television and the YouTube channel. They offer programming my daughter finds absolutely mesmerizing. I don’t know what sorcery that is, but it’s super convenient when Momma needs the little Stinker to sit still for awhile.
Speaking of good things to watch, check out this brief video!
You’re welcome. 😉