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things i hate being about a single mum part... unblocking the toilet

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cleaningsucks Sun 04-Oct-09 10:51:15

what joy! first thing this morning, i unblocked our toilet with a coat hanger. because there is no-one else to do it, and i cant afford to call anyone in. urgghhh

cleaningsucks Sun 04-Oct-09 10:51:30

part 1 even

BEAUTlFUL Sun 04-Oct-09 11:01:28

I did that when I was married.

Things I hate so far (only been a week):

* Not being able to open hot-water bottles (except I simply asked the nice-looking single Dad two doors down to do it for me smile);

* Having to go up into the loft myself (I did the door wrong and brought it crashing down into my eye);

* How everyone puts their head on one side when they ask, "How are you?" when actually I feel happier than I ever felt when married;

* Worrying about money.

Otherwise, it's awesome!

MaMight Sun 04-Oct-09 11:07:10

Nah, feminism works both ways in this house and whoever finds a blocked toilet unblocks it.

I'm not a lone parent but I opened this thread because it was the very first thread to catch my eye when I sat down at my computer fresh from unblocking a particularly shitty loo not 3 minutes ago.

cleaningsucks Sun 04-Oct-09 11:15:04

i think my point was not the toilet itself, but not having any choice.

MaMight Sun 04-Oct-09 11:16:31

Yes, having to do it all and not having a choice does suck.

Parsleypants Sun 04-Oct-09 11:20:13

Yep, I had to do that last weekend. It was minging.

prawncrackers Sun 04-Oct-09 11:21:02

I hate being a single mum because...? the blardy dishwasher has just blown up and fused the whole house with it! I am now fiddling with fuses pretending I know what I'm doing..! because I can't afford to call in an electrician.

Will now have to go and grab one of the neighbours husbands - think of me...

bettyboooooooooo Sun 04-Oct-09 11:27:51

I really hate putting the bins out! Wednesday nights are the only time I miss my ExH- when I'm dragging a weeks worth of stinky, wet bin bags through the house to put out for the bin men!

simpson Sun 04-Oct-09 11:42:01

putting awkward jewellery on <sigh>

I have a lovely bracelet that I just cannot do the clasp up by myself blush

cleaningsucks Sun 04-Oct-09 11:42:45

prawn crackers- if you are there, i can probably help... do you want me to talk you through it?

OnlyWantsOneFartleBerry Sun 04-Oct-09 11:46:02

two days into being a single mum with a 6 month old baby, my DD developed chronic vomit and dioreah - I knew from that moment on at 2 am scrubbing vom and poo off the floor that I could cope.

DD and I are doing just fine

cleaningsucks Sun 04-Oct-09 11:49:03

OWOFB - wouldn't want to bring you down. there are tough, shitty (sometimes literally) bits - but i wouldnt be with my ex for anything. and dd is 6 now and amazing and we are really, really happy...

bettyboooooooooo Sun 04-Oct-09 11:53:19

Oh yeah, when DS is up all night poorly and the morning comes, I realise that we are going to be ok! smile

Flat pack furniture has posed a problem now and again but I get there in the end.

I remember I bought DS a trike for his first birthday (had been seperated about a month).
I sobbed for hours over this bloody trike, it came in about a million pieces. It might have taken me until 2am to make it but it was at that point I realised I was going to be ok. Every time I look at the trike it makes me smile.

OnlyWantsOneFartleBerry Sun 04-Oct-09 14:41:34

thanks Cleanin sucks, im coping with everything else too - that was just an example.

I am a full time student, I work freelance as a photographer. My daughter is nearly 3 and am battling violent ex P for his rights to no access.

Cheers though angry

cestlavielife Mon 05-Oct-09 14:26:27

but you did it!! feel the pride !!

twigsblankets Mon 05-Oct-09 15:34:35

Hate DIY, decorating, heavy gardening, not having a break ever, lack of money, no one to get rid of spiders and other creepy crawlies, no one to share troubles of the day etc but XP is an olympic twat, so I'll have to cope with these and other things as and when they arise. smile

DONTtouchMUMSspecialJUICE Mon 05-Oct-09 17:20:55

when you do finally get a babysitter.... you HAVE to get up with toddler dc at 5am... no matter how late you came in... even if it means you survive the day on 1 hr sleep.....

... but its worth it for that rare odd night out you manage to get.
and of course you persuade said toddler to go for an afternoon nap wink

citronella Wed 07-Oct-09 19:01:46

Having to perform minor surgery on the cat at 5 o'clock in the morning!

bentneckwine1 Wed 07-Oct-09 23:09:09

Sounds worring citronella Hope it worked out OK.

In my case it is having to deal with the cats deadthings--presents on the back doorstep in the morning.

Oh and trying to check my own hair for headlice...don't think I could ever ask a friend to undertake that task for me!!

biglips Wed 07-Oct-09 23:13:53

i have to do it too at times whilst dp's at work as dont fancy looking and smell the smell all day long

poshsinglemum Thu 08-Oct-09 07:53:52

At least now that we are single we don't have to argue about who does what chores. And there is no resentment if our partners aren't pulling their wieght. We are also learning valuable life skills. grin

Having said that I hated having to deal with the MASSIVE spider in my bedroom on my own.

poshsinglemum Thu 08-Oct-09 07:55:22

I had the trike in a million pieces too! From sodding ebay. I'm still not sure why I have two spare screws! I like doing flatpack now! i feel independant.

lindsaygii Wed 14-Oct-09 18:06:09

No break, no lie in, no let up, ever.


notevenamousie Thu 15-Oct-09 08:55:26

DD and I have had some sort of viral gastroenteritis this week. She spent 2 days sick, now I am vomiting and dizzy and struggling. There is no one else to make her food or keep on top of the house or get up with her at 6am or give me a chance to get better. She is back at nursery today thank goodness.

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