Grant and I have worked out an arrangement for Tyler where he spends about half the week with Grant and half the week with me. This seems to be working out for all three of us.
It is an odd feeling being a part-time mother. On the one hand Jacques and I enjoy our time alone; exploring my new city, watching grown-up programs on television, and eating grown-up dinners that Jacques cooks for me. (How lucky am I?) On the other hand when Tyler is with me, it is twice as hard, not having a partner. Grant and I used to have a routine, for example, where I would get Tyler ready for school or camp and then he would wait for the bus with him or drive him to camp. Now it’s all me.
I feel guilty saying this, but sometimes I am glad when it is Grant’s turn to take Tyler. I am just exhausted.
I never pictured myself as a part-time parent, separated/divorced from my husband. I guess no one does.
Am I classified as a Single Mom or just a part-time mother as Grant is still involved?
Are you doing the part-time parent thing? Do you find it as difficult and strange as I do?