I admire single parents. I do not know how they do it. I have spent the past four days solo parenting and am exhausted. I am ready for Roger to return, which he does this afternoon.
Parenting in general is hard work. When Roger and I decided to try to have a child together, I knew it wouldn't be easy. I had no idea. The challenge of balancing my own identity with being Mom has confounded me. I am mom and wife and what else? I work full time and am the IRB Coordinator, but even there, I am not me. I am not even sure who "me" is anymore. I realize the need to find out.
But how do I do that? I am not sure. Once Roger is home again, I must try.