recently single mother to 3 and 5 year olds.
Hey I'm recently a single mother with a 3 year old and a 5 year old. Me and their dad are still friends and I'm not completely alone. He has the kids once a fortnight to give me a break and things which is great and I know I'm very lucky.
I hate myself for feeling this way but the break just isn't enough at the moment. My 3 year old daughter does what she wants when she wants and I've tried every kind of discipline. She just doesn't care. My 5 year old son is simply... Lazy. He use to be really good but since about a year ago he won't even dress himself without complaining anymore. He steals food from my kitchen in the early hours of the morning and i told him if he's hungry come and get me but he doesn't.
I think the worst part for me is that when I get the kids back from their dads place he tells me they were angels and their behaviour was great but as soon as we get home they act up majorly again... It makes me feel like I'm failing as a parent. I'm exhausted and I don't know anyone who understands. I just feel like breaking down. I try so hard to keep it together for the kids but I'm not sure how much longer i can keep this up :(
Sorry its so long,