I had another post scheduled for today, but in keeping with the "Single" part of Single Mom in the South, I thought I'd offer these thoughts... they are a little fragmented... too bad it's not Friday!*grins*
As always, I dropped the ball this year and did not get gifts or cards out to either Daddy or my ex. I thought about it for Daddy, but I never got my mother a card for Mother's Day and she made such a big stinkin' deal out of it that I knew it would be an issue if Daddy got one.
This is one of those things that I've had to let go ~and makes me so un-southern~ not sending cards and thank-you notes...for shame! I just can't stay on top of it and my mother doesn't understand. That said, it doesn't lessen how I feel about Daddy, or my mother for that matter. You all know how I feel about Daddy! I did call and tagged my mother in my facebook status update that said,
"My Daddy is my Superhero. He was at every game, competition and recital and as a grandfather, has taken my son under his wing and is showing him what it means to be an honorable man. Happy Father's Day Daddy!"
I know how lucky my children and I are to have my daddy!
My kids tried to call their own father yesterday. The Girl left a message on his cell phone and he never called back, which makes me sad for them. He has called several times in the last week, but given our crazy unstructured summer schedule and the fact that he calls the house and not my cell, we keep missing his calls. You'd think he'd call back when they reach out to him. But enough about that...
My BIL, who was raised by a single mom, sent me a text that made me cry. He said,
"Happy Father's Day to you, because you rock both jobs!"
Isn't that the sweetest thing??? That's a good southern boy raised by a good southern mama!
I invited Lawn Boy and his children over for dinner yesterday. This is his first Father's Day as a single dad and I wanted to make sure he had plans, because I remember the dwelling...oh do I remember the dwelling... on days like this. It's hard to dwell with five kids in the house, plus the neighbor's two who join you for S'mores! Got a very sweet text this morning,
"We all had a great time. Thank you for making Father's Day so special for me. I'm blessed to have you in my life."