There is nothing single about being a single mom…
However, the thing with being a single mom is that it is hard to fit in.
I have my friends with kids….who are also married. When we get together, it is always kid friendly stuff. And I am always the only non-married one.
I have my single friends…who are kid-less. They text me that they are going out on a Friday or hitting up happy hour after work. And I am like, “Cool, can Harrison come?”.
Heck, I even have single mom friends. But I am the only one I know who is a single mom I know that has sole-custody. My single mom friends have a day or two a week, or every other weekend where they can go out and even *gasp* date!
The point I am getting at is that it is hard to fill like I fit in anywhere. I feel like the odd ball out in all social situations. I feel like it has been hard to find a group I belong to, and it can be pretty lonely.
If it weren’t for work, I could end up not having an adult conversation for days. I have tried getting involved in different activities, but still feel like an outsider. It’s hard to fit in when you have such a different lifestyle.