I’m not sure if anyone reads these anymore but I believe it is always polite to introduce yourself so here goes:
Let’s start with me, because that is simple. I’m 25 and a single mother of two. Single in the sense that I’m raising my kids alone. I am not single in terms of a relationship. My boyfriend and I live a few hours apart but very definitely have strong plans for a future together. For now because of where he works & lives and because of where I choose to go to school, we get to play the long distance game! When it’s right, it’s right and when you know, you know! And because of that distance is never a problem for us.
Presently I am in University full-time studying Therapeutic Recreation, with a minor in Psychology. (if you don’t know what Therapeutic Recreation is please ask, I love to talk about it!!!) School is very demanding and challenging but I do enjoy it overall and I love the doors it is opening not just for my own but also my kid’s future. Plus, to be honest, this is the first time I’ve ever really put any effort into my education and I actually find it fun to learn. Go ahead, call me a dork…
Other than studying I am pretty busy, never a moment to spare, but that’s just how I like it! I fill every moment of my days and then some. I try to put my books away for weekends and focus on family and other things simply because too much of anything is never a good thing!
I’m a lover of creating lists and checking tasks off as they are completed. I
am used to be an avid runner. Aside from running I do enjoy being active and as healthy as possible. I am an habitual multitasker but I think it comes with being a single mom, I have no choice but to do it all and it generally all needs to be done at the same time.
Enough about me, moving on to my kids. Kate is 6. She is very insightful and asks me the hardest questions. She not only asks the questions but she actually listens to the answers as well. She is very analytical of everything. She is at that marvelous stage where she is so proud of her accomplishments (reading, writing, math) at the same time as developing those lovely attitudes (I’m right, your wrong). The combination makes our days interesting to say the least.
And now for Sawyer. My sweet, sensitive Sawyer. He just turned 4 and never ceases to amaze me. Constantly shifting from one extreme to the next: tears to laughter, frustration to laid back. He wears his feelings on his sleeve never leaving anything to the imagination. Of course he’s got all the characteristics of a typical boy wanting to climb & jump and is fascinated with all sports. He’s also a construction fanatic constantly reading books about and talking about different machinery & tools.
Then there is my Sophie. I call her mine but I do share her with the entire family. She came to us unexpectedly & suddenly last fall and I’ve not regretted it once. She was quite young and is now approx. 10 months old. She is cross between a Boxer and a Mastiff and has taken the best traits from both. She is pretty big and still growing (Mastiff), absolutely stunning to look at (Boxer), gentle temperament (Mastiff), playful (Boxer) but only in spurts because her favourite activity is sleeping (Mastiff). I could go on and on about her and how fantastic she is but I’ll spare you the details. Plus a picture says a thousand words.