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Hidden annoyances of being a single parent.

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OhioOhioOhio Sat 30-Nov-19 18:00:36

Taking stuff out of and putting stuff in the attic.

spacepyramid Sat 30-Nov-19 18:01:40

What has that got to do with being a single parent?

Charley50 Sat 30-Nov-19 18:01:44

You should be grateful you have an attic 😂😂😂😂

Freddiefox Sat 30-Nov-19 18:04:41

When something you had has been lost, there’s no one wise to blame!

Freddiefox Sat 30-Nov-19 18:06:12

Oh I’ve got another one, when people say they are ‘like’ single parent and have no help 😬

CupoTeap Sat 30-Nov-19 18:11:20

@OhioOhioOhio I'm waiting for a visitor before I resort to chucking the tree out the loftgrin

namechange4052 Sat 30-Nov-19 18:14:08

Lugging the Christmas tree out of the car and into the house on your own.

spacepyramid Sat 30-Nov-19 18:15:20

Lugging the Christmas tree out of the car and into the house on your own.

That's nothing to do with being a parent though is it? It must be easy to be a single parent if the annoying thing is something nothing to do with parenting at all.

Jodie77 Sat 30-Nov-19 18:15:42

When you're ill and have to deal with everybody else's illness first.

Not having enough hands during the day.

Being desperate for the kids to get to bed so you can get some peace and then missing them and hating the silence.

Llareggub Sat 30-Nov-19 18:16:21

On the subject of Christmas trees, trying to get the bloody thing back in the box. That, and lugging out the recycling bins, are the only things I hate about being single.

creamcoolfudge Sat 30-Nov-19 18:16:26

One income

JacquesHammer Sat 30-Nov-19 18:17:44

Hidden annoyances of single parenting?

Other people telling you your annoyances are wrong....

FTMF30 Sat 30-Nov-19 18:18:17

@spacepyramid The point is being a SINGLE parent so posters are talking about things they can't get a OH to do.

1CantPickAName Sat 30-Nov-19 18:18:21

Op 😁, bloody attic!!!

I just bought a new tree and decs this year

(I understand that this is not an option for everyone before I get flamed)

MrOnionsBumperRoller Sat 30-Nov-19 18:18:39

£25 P/w as exp works cash in hand and cooks up a storm with his books which the Inland Rev somehow believe (yes sure you can live off £500 p/m).

spacepyramid Sat 30-Nov-19 18:18:51

Christmas trees and so on though, they'd be just as annoying if you didn't have children, i.e. were a single adult.

IWantAPinkHouse Sat 30-Nov-19 18:19:10

It's not so much the parenting part it's the being on your own part which in op's and my case comes with DC!!

I am totally with you on this op, I have had to get my decorations down alone and am now looking at the empty boxes waiting to go back up!

Mentioned to a friend that I was going to do it this weekend to be told that she couldn't possibly go up in the loft by herself, it would be awful. Luckily she doesn't have to.

Francesthemute Sat 30-Nov-19 18:20:22

Relatable. Worth it though wine

kitk Sat 30-Nov-19 18:21:54

"I totally understand how hard it is for you. My DP dsnt help/ works away in the week etc"

Mercedes519 Sat 30-Nov-19 18:22:13

So all of these things I have to do because DH is disabled. So I have NO idea how to get the old filing cabinet down the stairs to get it out the front door. Any ideas anyone?

However i am NOT a single parent because I don’t have to cope mentally with no one to support me.

PorpentinaScamander Sat 30-Nov-19 18:22:34

JacquesHammer

Hidden annoyances of single parenting?

Other people telling you your annoyances are wrong....

100% this. Are some posters deliberately missing the point?

On the plus side once the DC are teens (or even slightly younger) they are more than happy to go in the attic.

Hidden annoyance... being the only person here to listen to aforementioned teen talking CONSTANTLY about I don't know what. It's worse than when he was a toddler!

namechange4052 Sat 30-Nov-19 18:23:36

*Lugging the Christmas tree out of the car and into the house on your own.

That's nothing to do with being a parent though is it? It must be easy to be a single parent if the annoying thing is something nothing to do with parenting at all.

@spacepyramid*

Oh ok then:

Lugging the Christmas tree out of the car and into the house on your own whilst also looking after DC simultaneously.

Is that ok with you? 🖕🏻

Yesmate Sat 30-Nov-19 18:24:37

Stuff like that makes me feel like a boss! I handle my own shit. Up and down ladders, in and out of DIY shops, going to the dump, mowing the lawn. Don’t need a man to do any of that.

I also love that any mess I have is my own, I don’t have any resentment. I know I am responsible for everything. It’s so irritating when there is someone that should share the responsibilities but don’t.

Yesmate Sat 30-Nov-19 18:25:36

@namechange4052 😂

spacepyramid Sat 30-Nov-19 18:26:45

Lugging the Christmas tree out of the car and into the house on your own whilst also looking after DC simultaneously.

Yes, I get that is awkward, been there and done that. You find ways round it - like have an artificial tree or do it when they are in bed.

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