My keys are gone. This is no surprise as this happens frequently, but it reminds me once again that I am losing my mind! Many parents feel this way from time to time, but as a single parent I think it gets worse…much, much worse! There’s no one there to remind you to reschedule that doctor’s appointment next week or that your son has soccer practice after school today or that your daughter has piano lessons at 3, you’ve got to keep everything straight on your own.
The easiest way for me to do that is to have a calendar to write everything down, of course, this only works if you remember to write things down! Lately, I haven’t even been able to do that! I have a bad case of Momnesia, which got significantly worse when I became a single parent! Normally I am very on top of things, but lately my mind has been in overdrive, hence the reason my keys are nowhere to be found!
While there is no cure for Momnesia, there are some things you can do to help ease the symptoms. Take some time to recharge your batteries. Draw a warm bath, paint your toes, read a book, whatever you need to relax. When you feel like your brain is falling apart, give yourself a few minutes to step back and put things in perspective. We’ve got a lot on our plate as single parents. It is hard to find balance and it is easy to get overwhelmed by even the smallest of things. Take a deep breath and prioritize things. While dishes may be sitting in the sink and laundry may be piling up on the floor, the world probably isn’t going to end if you wait until tomorrow. Take a break, go play with your kids! As for me, Logan and I are off to have a treasure hunt for my keys!